After Effects Tutorial – Create Laser Cannon Effect

After Effects Tutorial – Create Laser Cannon Effect

  1. Before we start we need to download a couple of things.
    * First, Download my After Effects Project Files so you can follow along.
    * Second, Get the Videocopilot Saber Plugin for Adobe After Effects.
  2. After you have downloaded all the files you need to import the “Blast Gun” Cinema 4D file into After Effects:

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  3. Once we imported the Gun Blast, we can see that we have 3 layers.
    * Original.
    * Specular.
    * Ambient Occlusion.

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    Each one of the layers helps us to manipulate a different thing in the scene by adding Curves effect to them.

  4. The next thing we can manipulate is the Saber Effect :

    Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 4.23.07 PM

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Category: After Effects