I read on a few other threads that it may be acceptable to post a single thread to house both questions I have and examples of VFX techniques that I'm working to master. I don't want to post threads all over the forum and clutter the place up so I decided on this. Please inform me if this is not ""cool".
First up - I wonder if I'm going about this all wrong? A project I'm working on has, well, a ton of grade layers. Although the layer seems to work well for isolating lights between layers as suggested by @Triem23 I wonder if it's too much and the wrong technique?
Below is a screenshot of my layers pane:
Here is the project I'm working on:
One question - I used a shot of waves slapping the shore, rotated it 180 degrees an drew a mask around it. The partical simulator used for the clouds (atmosphere) seems to effect the lighting of the water and the mountains. Is this what I should expect?