The war zone, part three

This month, our three-part series of tutorials on how to recreate the war movie-style VFX shot shown above from a simple still photograph draws to a close. In our last issue, we concentrated on creating smoke and falling debris using 3ds Max, and set about the task of introducing a sense of motion to our collection of still assets. For this final instalment, we'll bring together all of the elements we previously created and, by using a mix of Photoshop and our compositing package, Combustion, we'll put the finishing touches to our VFX shot.

It's important to follow the tutorial steps extra carefully to ensure that everything goes correctly. This is a full, hands-on task, but nothing we can't handle together!

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