Learn how to use After Effects in order to create an explosion in space, no one can hear you scream. The third and last part
in this After Effects tutorial from VideoFX.
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To the time line, so basically we have got all of the layers crushed down into one file. So, what we got to do is add a camera shake, basically the intensity of the explosion, so powerful is that it is causing the camera to violently into shake. So in order to do this scene, we go to effects, express these controls and slow the control. Open up our transform and on the position, hold down Alt and click it and we got a script from—come up okay, swapping Wiggle, five, then take pick, clip here, click it, hold it and move out to the slider. Now we need to close that, alright. Close our position, close our in transform and open up the effects, now we see that we have a slider control. Alright, the sliders are set to zero so just before the explosion happens, I figure it is fine there, it is about here.
So a key frame zero, now, scrub through the end frames until we see the first part of the explosion start trapping so we see it here. Now move this up to around about 15, alright. I mean forward, okay, just as the second explosion kicks offs, so wait for this debris to fly out. I will say that second explosion kicking off and now so go back a few, there it go, about there, set another key frame and between this key frames, you are showing the length of the time where the camera is actually is shaking. But just as the other second explosion kicks in, it is more of powerful bigger explosion. We are going to give it more of a shake so we move this right up to about 30. Move out to 30.
Now, we got all the long until the fire exploit the explosion to start to fade out. So alright, so I would say around about there, just about here. So a covering and just as the explosion completely fades out, so, around about here, put the slider to zero, alright. These will the stop the shake. However, I noticed that the secondary major explosion actually kicks off around about here, so what I am actually going to do is move this key frame along. Alright, okay, if we turn the motion blur, motion blur as done, close up this
Will do a run preview and see what we get. There you go. It is looking quite good, is it not? However, the problem we are having is as the camera shakes the composition is slightly overlaps with the screen so basically this is where the composition ends and sometimes over reacts especially when the explosion gets more powerful. So in order to fix that so that we do not get any blank, a bit of the bottom here, you cannot really see it, but right here there is a black line where the composition overlaps. We go up to effects, sterilize, motion tunnel. Set the output width to 120, set the output height to 120 and move the edges. And what this would do is now adjust the composition so that now the frames go out place so now it is done. We are pretty much finished now. There is a few things we can do because obviously this spaceship is to explode for not apparent reason.
Now if anybody actually seen my laser tutorial, on how to create a laser and we have it that here and quite easy to add in to it. Now if you have not seen my laser tutorial, you could fine it on the web site and basically create your laser. If we go back to our composition here and get the laser composition or move in, just place it above the composition here, alright. Just scale this right down. What we will do have the laser hitting the ship so if we got to find out the exact point where the ship explodes, so it is around about here.