Recipe 8 - Poof

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What You Will Learn

You will learn how to make a poof of clouds to make something disappear or appear. This is a variation on your explosion skills. Only softer and more gentle. You will learn how size and timing combine to soften the explosion into a Poof!

Why Is This Important?

Unlike the earlier recipes for explosions, a poof grows in size and then shrinks. The disappearing effect a poof accomplishes is a great skill an animator will use often. This recipe also teaches timing. The object to disappear needs to be seen for a time before the disappearance. After the poof clouds are gone, the object needs to be seen as having disappeared. Taking 15 pictures before and after the poof animation is very important.