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Omar Alkattan: create A Bad Storm over the Ocean
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In this basic tutorial, Omar Alkattan will continue with his creating an ocean tutorial and in this tutorial, we'll add rain and clouds.

If you haven't seen the first part of this tutorial, please click on the link below:

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/alkattan_omar/ocean.php

 

Now

Do the following:

 

1-Create new composition with the following properties:


 

2-Add black solid layer with comp size

 

 

3-Name it water and add make it 3D, then change the following properties (scale, orientation)

 

 

4-Add fractal noise fx without change any properties:

 


 

5-Add CC Toner fx with the following properties:

 

 

RGB = 50, 100, 175

 

6-Add CC Drizzle fx with the following properties:

 

 

7-Add CC Glass fx with the following properties:

 

 

8-Add the black solid again and name it Sky and make it 3D with the following properties:

 

 

9-Add Fractal Noise fx with the following properties:

 

 

At the end of timeline :

 

 

10- Add CC Toner fx with the following properties:

 

 

RGB = 60, 95, 160

 

11- Add the black solid again and name it Rain and change the Blending Mode to Add

 

 

12- Add CC Rain fx with the following properties:

 

 

13- Add the black solid again and name it Lightning and change the Blending Mode to Add

 

 

14- Press Alt + Shift + J

Or go to View Menu then chose (Go to Time)

 

 

Now press: Alt + [

 

15- Press Alt + Shift + J

Or go to View Menu then chose (Go to Time)

 

Now press: Alt + ]

 

16- Now the timeline should be look like this:

 


 

17- Add Advanced Lightning fx to the Lightning Layer with the following properties:

 


 

18- Now we will add Light

Choose layer menu – New – Light

Or press:

Ctrl + Alt +Shift + L

With the following properties:


 

19- Change the position of the light to:

 

20- Press Alt + Shift + J

Or go to View Menu then chose (Go to Time)

 

 

Now press: Alt + [

 

21- Press Alt + Shift + J

Or go to View Menu then chose (Go to Time)

 

Now press: Alt + ]

 

22- Duplicate the Light Layer (press Ctrl+D) and change the Position Property

 


Now your Timeline should be looks like this:

 

 

And you’ve got this nice view:

 

Have fun
Omar Alkattan

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Re: Creating Stormy Oceans
by teresa lim
thank you
Re: Creating Stormy Oceans
by teresa lim
thank you so much. you are a life saver.
Lost me at step 14
by lucas cheadle
Mac user over here :(
thanks
by Mark Keeler
Thanks Omar, got it working
Thankss
by Ed Octoor
Thank you Omar Alkattan as this was the very first thing that I have ever done that worked... ;-)


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