How to Relight VFX Elements Using a Normal Pass in After Effects

Action VFX’s Danasa Arsad shows how you can change the lighting of elements using a normal pass.

Close attention to lighting is essential to make your VFX elements sit in the composite like they were actually there. One way to do this is to actively change the lighting however you see fit. You can do this using a normal pass. 

This new tutorial from Action VFX’s Danasa Arsad shows how to use the Normal Passes that come with many ActionVFX elements. Using a normal pass, you can change the lighting of the asset in Adobe After Effects. Many ActionVFX Assets come with some of the most helpful compositing passes, like Motion Vector, Normal, Depth, 3 Point Lighting, Fire/Smoke Mask.