How to Create Realistic CG Glass | HitFilm Tutorial

By Film Sensei

In this tutorial, I show how to create realistic CG glass in HitFilm Express. I will discuss how to mimic believable glass properties, such as TEXTURE, REFRACTION, and REFLECTION. This entire realistic CG glass creation tutorial will be done in the free version of HitFilm, HitFilm Express. Creating this realistic CG glass effect is not hard. In fact, it’s a piece of cake!

Please Note…
I was inspired by an AE tutorial by Danasa Arsad called “How to Create Realistic CG Glass | Adobe After Effects Tutorial.” Here is that original video if you would like to see it:

Other Tutorial References…
Absolute Beginner’s Lesson on Double Point Tracking in HitFilm:

Free Assets Used in this Tutorial…
Free Action VFX Bullet Holes:
Free Action VFX Fractured Glass:
Free Video by Matthias Groeneveld from Pexels:
Free Photo by Daria Sannikova from Pexels:
Free ProductionCrate Dirty Lens Texture:

Premium Asset Used in the Original Tutorial…
Premium Glass Breaking Footage from ActionVFX:

Table of Contents…
0:00 – Introduction
0:39 – All the FREE Assets to Make the Realistic CG Glass
1:42 – Setting Up tracking the Main Footage
4:03 – Building the Matte for the CG Glass Window
5:37 – Building the CG Glass Window Itself and Adding Texture
10:11 – Adding the CG Glass Reflection
11:50 – Adding the Refraction of the CG Glass
13:40 – Wrap Up!


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