I'm not a complete AE newbie, but I'm not extremely skilled. Also, I'm working with CS4, which I know is old, but it's what I've got.
I'd like to have an effect as if there was a camera on the front face of a giant tunnel boring machine, the kind that drills holes for highways. So essentially I want a bunch of dirt clods hitting the screen and being pushed to the side as the camera moves forward...oh, and I want it to look fairly realistic.
I looked through tunnel tutorials (I've done some AE tunnel work before) but didn't see anything close to what I want. I wonder if combining particles with a tunnel would work?
Anyway, I just thought I'd see if anybody had an idea of a tut that I hadn't found, or a pointer to "try this".