Caleb Ward Shows How to Make an Erupting Volcano Scene With After Effects Using Footage of Mountains
VFX City’s Caleb Ward walks through how to modify a still photograph into an epic volcano scene in After Effects. Using a shot of a mountain scene, Caleb shows how you can track the footage in preparation for the VFX elements. The streams of flowing magma starts out as a simple photoshop image.
This tutorial will take a look at a few different techniques. The biggest technique being tracking objects into 3D space
The After Effects Fractal Noise Effect takes care of adding motion to the magma flows, giving it a more realistic look. The volcano eruption is all handled by particles using CC Particle World in Ae. Caleb makes the project file available to download, which include the mountain footage.