User Tools

Site Tools


Product Index

How to Create Sci-Fi Special Effects

Click for original

Product Name: How to Create Sci-Fi Special Effects
Product ID: 61653
Published Artist(s): Digital Art Live
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2019-06-23

Product Information

  • Required Products: None

In order to create an astounding Science Fiction Universe it requires numerous special effects!

Want to know how to produce laser swords, energy bolts, explosions, laser blaster effects, battle damage, starship jets and contrails to give your artwork extra dynamics? Drew Spence takes you on a step by step journey to help you generate some Sci-Fi vitality in your renders.

Drew uses both Daz Studio and PhotoShop to show must-have resources and techniques to help build a better looking Sci-Fi Universe. He goes on to using ParticleShop and a mix of other powerful resources rarely considered to create stand-out effects.

This product includes tutorials totaling 2 hours and 55 minutes and many supporting files to get you started fast in making your own special effects.

Software required to follow along with these tutorials:

  • Daz Studio
  • PhotoShop
  • ParticleShop is used to a lesser extent

Tutorial Content Summary

  • Laser swords:
    • Laser sword effects
    • Laser sword trails
    • Sabre locks : laser swords clashing
    • Cutting and slashing effects
    • Recommended lighting for laser sword effects
    • Best laser sword related products
  • Laser Guns/Blasters/Phasers:
    • Laser blaster effects
    • Sci-Fi muzzle flash
    • Blaster explosions
    • Blaster scoring effects
    • Shattered glass
    • Streaming phaser beam
    • Best blaster/laser/scoring brushes and products
  • Spaceship jets, contrails and damage:
    • Jet effects - using authentic lighting
    • Jet engine trails and high energy plasma exhaust
    • Battle damage : dirtying up a spacecraft in a laser battle
    • Best brushes and resources for jets and contrails
    • Bonus : Must-have - three incredible resources - surprising source of special effects you wouldn't expect.
  • Inside a Spaceship:
    • Creating a convincing spaceship interior scene using modular elements in novel ways.
    • Unexpected uses for Sci-Fi props and gadgets.
    • Lighting and dressing up your own Sci-Fi set using Nurnies and Greebles
    • Creating a star-gazing viewport scene with modular parts and the supplied galactic backdrops.

We'd like to thank ERA-7 for providing a free Sci-Fi Textures Pack included in this product.

About the Presenter : Drew Spence:

  • Drew Spence is a graphic comic writer and illustrator from New York. He creates under the title of The Dynamic Universe. He has combined his music and video into several works- including Mark of the Griffin, which is both a graphic novel and web series. He is part of the instrumental group Fallout Shelter which provides the soundtrack. The other band members are Domino Grey, Dynamics Plus and Xodus Phoenix.
  • Drew Spence is a graduate of Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art and holds various certificates - from graphic arts to web design. Drew Spence was the CEO and Editor-in-chief of Producer's Edge magazine, a quarterly publication dedicated to all aspects of music production. The magazine was packaged with a DVD which included sound samples, instructional videos and software. He currently lives on Long Island, New York and produces his work from the aptly named Fallout Shelter Studios, where he crafts crafty and clever comics using CGI and photo-realistic image manipulation.

Product Notes

Installation Packages

Below is a list of the installation package types provided by this product. The name of each package contains a Package Qualifier, which is used as a key to indicate something about the contents of that package.

  • 3 Core

[ ] = Optional, depending on target application(s)

Not all installation packages provide files that are displayed to the user within the interface of an application. The packages listed below, do. The application(s), and the location(s) within each application, are shown below.

Additional Details

Resolved Issues

  • None

Known Issues

  • None


Visit our site for technical support questions or concerns.