I see way too many badly done muzzle flash effects on YouTube to not want to do this basic Visual Effects 101 tutorial.
It is really not hard to add a few layers onto your scene to create great looking gun fire. And this video will show you how
To create this effect, you will have to composite a number of layers. Of course, these are not hard set rules so experiment if something doesn't seem to fit right - to me, that is always the most fun part anyways
Anyways, take and position a muzzle flash element on top of your base footage.
I have to say that is the best muzzle flash I've seen. My problem is I have never used Adobe After Effects. I've used Pinnacle for years but I always wanted to learn Adobe.
I have 2 questions if you don't mind.
Does After Effects have a steep learning curve? and is it possible for newbies like myself to purchase the effect already made so I can just add it to the timeline? Any advice would be very much appreciated.
Hello and thank you very much for the feedback
As for your questions:
1. After Effects does have quite a steep learning curve but just search a few tutorials online and follow them. I can recommend http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/ - that's how I learnt, but be patient, it takes a little to get used to
2. The muzzle flash itself you can purchase. Check out the 'Action Essentials 2' package that videocopilot has. It's the one I use. You might still require a bit of work though to make it sit properly in your scene and blend it in a bit
I like your videos but i am very new to this. A friend and i would like to make a video with the muzzle flash and body hits but i am having some trouble. If u could write me back on my email and anwser some questions for me i would very much appricate it.
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I want lean design with u, u design good,
I want to know how to use muzzle flash with a machine gun?? How to use loop??
How am i get that app..?
Is this free?
Cus I make videos and I want to make my editing better!