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Avid Liquid 7 for Windows: Visual QuickPro Guide by Paul Ekert

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14. Advanced Techniques

The title of this chapter is somewhat of a contradiction in terms because pretty much everything in Liquid is advanced, but it’s so easy to use, it appears simple. The effects team that worked on Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back created a scene that involved the largest number of models to appear simultaneously in one place. It was the first film to achieve something like this (copied endlessly now with CGI), and at the time it was impressive, but one of the team members later made this comment: “It looked good, but it didn’t look nearly as good or as complex as the effort needed to accomplish it.” Liquid reverses this concept so that your project looks complex, but you don’t need to apply that much effort to get the ...

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