I come bearing gifts of lens flare and explosions. These are some quick tests I've been working on for the disintegration effect. Some of you may remember the wireframe effect test from last year. Unfortunately, the logistics of doing this effect are stupidly complex. We couldn't actually find a computer powerful enough to convert even the simplest scene we have into wireframe, so I've had to try and develop it a bit more.
We're pretty happy with the way it's looking so far, and I've got a decent idea of the compositing and effects pipeline. The room test in the video below has around 60 layers in after effects, and the final scene will have at least double that, which is daunting, but the principles are the same.
It's not perfect, I've got plenty of things to sit and tweak, but at least we know it's do-able.
This is all done in After Effects, we only rendered one frame of each prop out of Maya.
As always, best viewed in full screen HD here and any feedback is appreciated. Enjoy!