- Reference – Gather as much reference as you can that’s related to the effect you are going to create. Stills, videos, concept images etc. For example, if it’s a video, try to work out what’s actually going on regarding the forces required and come up with a plan of attack. Start your sims low res, just getting the speed and scale of the effect correct. Then start to work up the detail but keep looking at the reference as it’s easy to go off on a tangent.
If you’ve not already, check out the VFX breakdown in the case study.