This week we’ve been spoiled with new show reels being launched, and this next one is certainly no exception. It comes from an industry star, who has worked on many of my favourite movies and game cinematics.
The below reel features over 4minutes of Allan McKay’s FX work as a VFX Surpervisor and Technical Director. This reel is his “work in progress” cut, but is already stunning. You may not know the name Alan McKay, but chances are if you’ve seen an explosion or VFX in a film it has been created, or influenced by Alan’s Fume FX work over the years.
This is his first reel since 2006, and is sure to leave you envious. As a challenge, see how many of these titles you can name whilst watching it.
(Please note the audio and some content is of a mature nature.)
You might also be interested to know that Alan has created over 100 presets for Particle Flow (pFlow), which are freely included with 3ds Max 2010>2013. It’s worth noting that these are NOT included as part of the default install package, and instead can be found here. On this link you will also find an overview video which highlights how to install them. In the pack you will find a broad range of pFlow presets including those for Air, Earth, Fire and Water sim’s. Don’t forget these are also a great starting point should you wish to take them into another 3ds Max FX plugin.
You should also find this video interesting. Although it dates back to 2010, the content is still important for anyone looking at learning more about VFX. In this live recording Alan discusses some brief training content on Rayfire, Krakatoa, Fume FX, Thinking Particles and, of course, Particle Flow.
You can download a high resolution version here (700mb download).