Star Wars Miniature Effect | VFX Compositing Breakdown | ActionVFX

Star Wars Miniature Effect | VFX Compositing Breakdown

Star Wars Miniature Effect | VFX Compositing Breakdown

In this VFX breakdown, we will take you through the steps of using a Star Wars miniature in your green screen composition.

The use of miniature models in cinema dates back to 1902 when French filmmaker Georges Méliès used a model rocket for the now-iconic moon landing scene in A Trip to the Moon. When Star Wars came out in 1977, the use of miniature models took the grand ideas of George Lucas and made them a reality. 

In today’s VFX breakdown, we will take you through the steps of using a Star Wars miniature in your green screen composition and how to use collections like our Windy Snow and Free - Snow FX to bring your snowy scene to life.



This VFX breakdown will cover:

  • Tips on how to shoot miniatures for the best result.

  • What to look out for when compositing the miniature.

  • How to composite your miniature to a CG environment.

  • How to create a CG environment in Unreal Engine with the help of Quixel assets.

  • How to composite the shot in Nuke.

  • How to use collections like our Windy Snow and Free - Snow FX to create a detailed snowy scene.


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