This is one of the very painful scenes which took me more than a week just to create a satisfying fire effect.
To begin with, I have checked a lot of different after effect tutorial on “how to create fire” However, a lot of the contents will require the use of “trapcode” which is a special plug-in made for after effect post-production. Most importantly, this plug-in cost 699!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course, I can’t afford to buy this…. at least not because I simply need to create something that’s like 5 seconds…
Anyhoo… I found a trial version after all… which I keep telling myself I need to speed up and finish it quickly!
So our goals are to use different material you can find in an office space to create little props for the coffee beans to use. Therefore, we thought using the stick notes for the beans to fan the fire might be quite a nice option.
We shoot it with different angles and
place them into TVpaint and line them with the bean’s hand.
Personally, I am pretty happy with the result. the colour is quite stand out as well. and the yellow is a pretty iconic colour for the sticky note.