Real-time VFX visualization is becoming more and more prevalent due to advances in software optimization. Better hardware is becoming available at a lower cost as well. One of the great options available to VFX artists for real-time particle effects is PopcornFX by Persistant Studios, a node-based multi-platform particle effects editor.

The lines between the digital world and reality continue to blur as more advanced tools and processes surface, allowing VFX artists to achieve stunning photorealism in their rendered scenes. From photogrammetry to advanced lighting and ray-tracing algorithms, it’s never been easier to craft visual effects that are on a whole new level.

Sometimes what you don't see in a shot is a testament to some impressive VFX magic behind the scenes. Whether you’re working with a wire removal for a stuntman (or removing the stuntman altogether), we’re going to cover just a few quick tips for getting the most out of your VFX shot in the least amount of time.

Whether you’re shooting the interior of a car, airplane, or spaceship, compositing the interior against a believable background can create some truly epic VFX sequences. Today, we’re going to look at a few practical areas to consider during pre-production, production, and post-production, to ensure your vehicle interior scenes are as integrated as seamlessly as possible.

While you might have a couple of go-to blending modes, we’re going to take an in-depth look at some of the most popular ones out there. You can then decide which one is right for you in any given circumstance, without having to haphazardly scroll through them all every time.