Exploring the Unique Elements of the Weather 01 Style Kit from Rampant Design
The Weather Style Kit is another product I got super excited about, much like the Rampant Social Style Kit. The Weather Style Kit has some more unique elements in here, unique to the weather, so let’s check out what we’ve got!
I want to mention something before we get rolling, and that’s about the quality of the clips you’re working with. Many people see the file sizes of one of these Weather elements, and think it’s highly compressed because the file sizes are so small. That’s not the case at all. These elements are all rendered out at 4K ProRes 4444, and the fact that they have an alpha channel, really contributes to the very small file sizes.
You’ll notice right away that there are some great animated weather icons that can be used in your compositions as bugs, or as parts of larger composite builds, but I want to draw your attention to another element that’s a unique on, that we haven’t seen in any Style Kits so far, and that is the actual rain elements themselves. These elements can be used in any project you’re working, and can be substituted for a rain plug-in, that you might purchase from another company. What makes the Rampant Elements easier to use than a plug-in? Well, you can think of these elements as the “presets”.
As you can see we have rain, light rain and heavy rain, as well as having it as an animated loop version of each to, to make dropping it into any project smooth and simple. Whether you’re working on an actual “Weather” related project or not, these elements come in handy, and it’s always great to have them only a mouse click away! Don’t forget you can check out the Weather Style Kit, plus all the other Style Kits that Rampant offers at RampantStyleKits.com
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Kevin P. McAuliffe
Kevin P. McAuliffe is a three time North American ProMax award winning editor and a Media Composer editor for over 15 years. He is a featured trainer at MacProVideo and is also one of the Senior Editor’s at MIJO in Toronto, Canada, with current clients including Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures and E1 Entertainment to name a few. He can also be found helping out on the Avid Community forums in the Media Composer & Symphony Get Started Fast forum.
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