ProductionCrate has launched a brand new collection of magical assets, inspired by the VFX from the Harry Potter franchise!
Using a screen blending mode is the easiest way for you to apply these effects with minimal effort.
These intense effects have been built with several different varieties, meaning each of your characters can have their individual styles. So whether you want an electrical theme or a fiery blast, this new effect bundle has you covered!
If you’re an After Effects user, applying a solid composite + puppet pin to the beam will give you control over the origin point. This creates the epic fluid appearance that we see in the movies.
You can also adjust the colour, brightness and speed of each effect, giving you unlimited variety.
Additionally, we’ve included some mind-blowing magic clash VFX assets. These are the explosive effects seen when two opposing forces collide in a dangerous wizarding duel.
This is the spectacular value of the magic effect bundle shine, as these can be blended on top of the magic beam effects to create an incredible composition. We’re especially proud of the liquid variety, which are an iconic visual from the Harry Potter movies.
To complete the pack, we’ve included an essential mix of magic flashes. These can be used when a wizard is casting a spell, or even deflecting one.
The quick yet detailed effects are perfectly designed to not look overdone, making it incredibly easy for them to blend into your action sequence.
Some of our effects work best when using auto-orient, which keeps layers pointed towards the camera when in 3D space. This can be accessed via Layer -> Transform -> Auto-Orient -> Towards Camera. When using this, combined with standard 3D beam layers, you can create the most incredible effects that are easy to customise and composite!
We hope you enjoy using these magic VFX assets. All of these are available for our Pro members, while free users can still access handpicked content!
If you want to learn even more movie-making magic, check out our Thor lightning VFX collection!