ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Creative Cloud

[AE CS5] Building a blue sky with clouds

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Maurito Zarate[AE CS5] Building a blue sky with clouds
by on Jan 8, 2011 at 3:07:35 pm

[AE CS5] Building a blue sky with clouds

Hallo to everybody,
I'd like to build a blue sky with clouds (and than make it like a 3D layer) but I don't know how to make clouds... I need naturally just few clouds to give a 3D sky efffects...
Suggestions? Can yiu help me?

THX!


Return to posts index

Tudor JelescuRe: [AE CS5] Building a blue sky with clouds
by on Jan 8, 2011 at 4:36:42 pm

Depending on what the final result should be, this can be done in a few different ways - so let us know what you're trying to achieve exactly and then we can give more input.
Just as a simple way of achieving this:
Create blue solid, add a vertical gradient on it, from light blue to a deep sky blue.
Shoot a few nice clouds on a sunny day with a still camera- cut them in PSD, and add them as 3d layers in AE.
Now depending on what the camera move is, there's a few ways to position them.
If you need to pass through clouds, well that's a different story.
As I said, the final result dictates the way to approach this.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


Return to posts index

Maurito ZarateRe: [AE CS5] Building a blue sky with clouds
by on Jan 8, 2011 at 5:33:47 pm

Hi Big Tudor,
you're always special!
Okay for your example but I need also to pass through clouds... like a Camera on a airplane oder like a bird eyes. I'll use a Camera to move inside and across the sky and for this reason I ask you ...

THX!


Return to posts index


Joey ForemanRe: [AE CS5] Building a blue sky with clouds
by on Jan 8, 2011 at 5:41:46 pm

This can be done visually convincingly with multiple 3d layers of cloud imagery, but your next step up would be a particle generation system. AE has a couple built in, but if you've got some cash to spare, Trapcode Particular would be the way to go.

Joey Foreman
Editor/Compositor/VFX Artist


Return to posts index

Maurito ZarateRe: [AE CS5] Building a blue sky with clouds
by on Jan 8, 2011 at 5:49:44 pm

Okay Joe,
I have Particular (Trapcode) but I've not a tutorial for this jon (Clouds)... any suggestions?

THX!


Return to posts index

Joey ForemanRe: [AE CS5] Building a blue sky with clouds
by on Jan 8, 2011 at 6:02:05 pm

http://tutorials.forgingfire.com/2008/05/making-clouds-with-trapcode-partic...

Joey Foreman
Editor/Compositor/VFX Artist


Return to posts index


Tudor JelescuRe: [AE CS5] Building a blue sky with clouds
by on Jan 8, 2011 at 7:27:17 pm

Also, these may help:
http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/smoke_screen/
http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/animating_a_still/
You may also be able to get some help from a 3d app- if you are familiar with one (anything from Bryce to Vue will do). Render out some clouds that travel to the camera and then comp in AE.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]