- Filming Tips
- Step 1: Setting Up Your Project
- Step 2: Adding Media to the Project and the Timeline
- Step 3: Marking the Firing Points
- Step 4: Choosing the Color for the Muzzle Flash
- Step 5: Defining the Shape of the Muzzle Flash
- Step 6: Adding Some Blur
- Step 7: Duplicating the Muzzle Flash
- Final Steps: Adding a Sound Effect and a Background
- Render and Save
Render and Save
Once your project is complete, press Ctrl-S to save it, and then press Enter to render the movie. When the render process has completed, save the project as an AVI by selecting File > Export > Movie (see Figure 43).
You have now completed an action sequence with muzzle flash, sound effects, and composited background to replace the green screen (see Figure 44).
You should also have created an AVI of this action sequence so that it can be integrated into a larger movie. If you want to take this project further, try experimenting with the Sixteen-Point Garbage Matte and the Duplicate function to create a multi-layered muzzle flash that has red edges, an inner yellow glow, and a bright white core. The number of duplicated layers will increase your render time, but it will enhance the effect.