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Physics for Animators by Michele Bousquet

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Section 3Visual Effects

Visual effects are any images or imagery that are created or manipulated outside a live action shot. Some visual effects are created to enhance a live scene, while others stand on their own without any live action in the scene at all. Visual effects are sometimes called VFX or SFX (short for special effects).

In general, visual effects are intended to appear to be live action, or to blend in with any live action so as to appear real. Knowing the physics concepts behind the environment, explosions, and other common VFX needs can help you make more realistic imagery. The same physics concepts can also be applied to traditional animation to enhance realism in a scene. If there are previously discussed topics that pertain ...

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