Utilizing Caustic Effect to get Metallic Look

I'm still a newcomer, trying my hand at HitFilm (learning-by-doing). I don't have any previous experience and no professional education in video editing.

I recently made this intro using a template:


Today, I played around with the Caustic effect and came up with this:



Let me know what you think :)


  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    Looks good! Caustics really is one of the more useful effects in Hitfilm. 

  • @Triem23 Thanks. Indeed it is :)

  • Yep like that.

  • edited April 2017

    @CaptainWARLORD ;  It's amazing how one little change (adding caustics) can change the look  and feel so much!  Looks good.

  • edited April 2017

    @tddavis Thanks. And you are right. I stumbled upon this by accident. Well, I mean, I have used this effect before, but I never realized its potential. I just played around, trying to get this to look a little more high res and shiny and then I used Caustic, played a bit with the settings and here we are :)

  • Yep, when you are looking for a surface'y type look, Caustics is worth trying. That seed was planted in my brain watching an @NXVisualStudio tutorial. It's unintended uses can be surprising.

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    @NormanPCN maybe it was Tony's Votex tutorials? A strange but effective way to use Caustics. 

  • edited April 2017

    @Triem23 Yes it was his vortex tutorial. Side note. His tutorial is why I ponied up for Pro for the particle sim.

    When something is used for intended purpose, when then just duh. That's what it's for. Outside the box use, makes me go hmmm, and maybe wonder how else it could be used.

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    @NormanPCN agreed. I tried to hint at other uses in the Caustics tutorial I did for the Hitfilm channel with the flag and Predator gags. 

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