How to Transform Fire Footage into 3D Shapes
In this After Effects tutorial, Nancy Eperjesy from mettle.com shows us how to transform fire footage into 3D shapes. The new Render options available in FreeForm Pro make this super-fast and easy. Follow along as Nancy demonstrates how to set up the file and transform footage into an array of icosahedron primitives (20-sided geometric solids with congruent faces). From there, she adds a custom layout, overlapping rendered 3D footage with original fire footage. It makes for a very cool effect!
Nancy will also take you through the process of creating 3D text that uses the fire footage as a reflection map, with ShapeShifter AE
This is a great way to create custom footage from generic stock.