Quba is back with a tutorial and a preset on creating an automated light rig in after effects. He also provides a preset for what is created in the tutorial. Watch at QubaHQ.

“In this tutorial I will show you how to link your lights with automated samplers on an image map, creating an ever-changing, yet unified, light rig. While the tutorial explains the expressions in depth, I am also providing you with presets simplifying the entire process into just few clicks.

As a little extra, I will also show you how to create a 3D light-aware smoke using Trapcode Particular (my method is a bit more involved than the standard Particular setup, but produces results that are much more true to life).”

Automated Light Rig Tutorial Preview from Quba Michalski on Vimeo.