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Julia Babbage
Single particle?
on May 6, 2018 at 7:47:22 pm

This may sound like a noobish question, but that's because I am a noob when it comes to After Effects. For a uni project I have to make It look like the moon is crying. I think the best way to achieve this would be using cc particle system (can't afford trapcode sadly), and I want to make a single particle fall repeatedly from the top to the bottom, rather than have heaps of particles randomly spawning from different points. If that makes sense. How would I go about this?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Single particle?
on May 7, 2018 at 1:49:05 am

Rather than think in terms of a particle, I recommend you think of this as a still image used in the comp over and over again.

You can animate it ONCE, get it right -- take the time to make double-dog sure it's what you REALLY want-- and then duplicate the animated layer as many times as you need, moving the duplicates down the timeline as you wish.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Julia Babbage
Re: Single particle?
on May 7, 2018 at 2:55:30 am

Yeah, that's what I was beginning to think to do instead. Cheers!


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Jacob Roth
Re: Single particle?
on May 7, 2018 at 8:26:45 pm

Even better than moving the layer is to use the loopOut expression. Here's a video that will teach you all about it.







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