Sci-Fi Gas Refinery Scene

In this 3 part tutorial, we’ll take a look at compositing this “Sci-Fi Gas Refinery”. The shot is completely CG and contains no live footage elements. Using photographic layers, 3D renders and effects, we will explore the process of compositing the shot to read as live footage. Techniques include; color correction, blur effects, layer-blending, matting, RPF channel extraction, camera parallax and atmospherics, just to name a few…

Although not included in the video tutorial, the source files even contain chromatic aberration and optical distortion, for added realism. The source files also contain all of the rendered 3D layers needed for the composite, which allow you to experiment using your own creativity and imagination… Enjoy.

Tutorial Details
  • Applications Used: After Effects CS4
  • Difficulty: Advanced
  • Estimated Completion Time: 2h +

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Final Product What You’ll Be Creating

Compositing A Sci-Fi Gas Refinery Scene Part 1

Compositing A Sci-Fi Gas Refinery Scene Part 2

Compositing A Sci-Fi Gas Refinery Scene Part 3

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