Video 2 – Smoke – Thanos Decimation VFX Crash Course


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VIDEO 2 of 10 - Smoke Fluid Simulations

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About Your Instructor

Allan McKay is an award winning Visual Effects Supervisor and Technical Director in Hollywood with almost 20 years experience having worked for many leading studios - including Industrial Light + Magic, Blur Studio, Atomic Fiction, Pixomondo, Ubisoft and many others.

Some of Allan's film credits include Avengers Endgame, Game of Thrones, The Equalizer, Star Trek Into Darkness, Flight, Superman, Metallica, 2012, The Last Airbender, Daybreakers, Transformers 3, and many others..

And game titles including Half-Life, Call of Duty, Destiny, Halo, Bioshock and Prototype.

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Video 2 Summary:

As we continue on from Video 1, this video we're going to dig deeper into creating the fluid simulations of smoke and also setting up the caches, shaders and building out the shot of Thanos turning to ash. As we continue from here we'll shift focus to some of the more major shots. This is the quiet before the storm!

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