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.