ProLumetric Volume 2
Crepuscular Ray Effects for FCPX
ProLumetric Volume 2 is an effect that allows video editors to achieve crepuscular ray effects, sunbeams, and volumetric lighting in Final Cut Pro X. ProLumetric Volume 2 features a built-in masking tool that allows users to accurately cut-out light and keyframe mask points to accurately depict volumetric light around moving subjects. Utilize simple on-screen controls to bend and defuse the light in any scene.
Lighting a scene with ProLumetric Volume 2
Crepuscular Light Ray Effects
ProLumetric Volume 2 is a volumetric lighting effect created exclusively for Final Cut Pro. With ProLumetric, editors can easily utilize the light within a scene to create realistic sun rays with natural diffusion. Creating majestic sunbeams is easy. Start by drawing a mask around the light source, then uncheck the guides. Next, utilize the on-screen controls to change the direction of the light and alter ray length. Lastly, use the diffusion control to soften the lighting.
Intuitive Masking Tool
ProLumetric Volume 2 features a built-in masking tool that allows users to easily cut out windows of light. To use the masking tool, start by clicking around the subject and completing the mask. Double-click the line to add a point. Double-click a point to change its curvature. Command + double-click on a point to delete it. With these simple controls, user can refine their cut-out selection. ProLumetric makes achieving beautiful sun rays easy in Final Cut Pro X.
Keyframeable Mask Points
With ProLumetric Volume 2, users can keyframe the position of mask points to accurately depict lighting around moving subjects. First, complete the a mask around a light source and move the playhead to the first frame of the video clip. Next, select “Start Keyframing” and the mask points will turn yellow. Move the playhead ahead in the timeline to a frame where the subject has moved. Now click and drag the mask points to follow the subject. Repeat this process for the duration of the clip.
Combine with ProPixie & ProSmoke
In darker settings, natural crepuscular rays reveal the dust and smoke in the environment. For a more composited look, editors can combine ProSmoke 5k & ProPixie 5k with an “add” blend mode. With the FCPX mask effect, users can create a feathered mask to isolate just the areas that require particles.