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Chad Clendinen
Dust Lighting
on May 4, 2010 at 11:27:36 pm

I have been trying to get real looking Dust particles with Trapcode particlar and the only thing I can't get correct is the the lighting and kind of shine that happens with real dust.

I have seen it done with what i am guessing was Particular here.





A Good example of it is about 25 seconds in.

Is there a setting that can do this that I am missing somewhere?


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Mike Park
Re: Dust Lighting
on May 5, 2010 at 1:01:56 pm

what version of particular and after effects are you using?


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Chad Clendinen
Re: Dust Lighting
on May 5, 2010 at 3:20:58 pm

2.0


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Mike Park
Re: Dust Lighting
on May 5, 2010 at 3:54:25 pm

Try this:
732_haitifolder.rar.zip

There are a bunch of ways to get this same effect. With 2.0, you can have particles rotate in 3d space and be influenced by lights. Play with the settinigs abit and you can probably get what you are after. This was just my 5 minute attempt to throw something together for you to play with.

Best,
Mike Park


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Chad Clendinen
Re: Dust Lighting
on May 5, 2010 at 7:18:48 pm

Mark, that is great thanks so much for putting that together, it helps tons.

Whats the reflection map of the shading area used for? Is that how you get the shine off the particle when it rotates and hits the light?


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Mike Park
Re: Dust Lighting
on May 5, 2010 at 7:40:36 pm

No, Particular already takes care of that with the light. It is to introduce reflections of elements in the scene to simulate reflective surfaces such as glass, carpaint and the like, I believe.

You are most welcome. Thanks for taking the time to say thanks.

As a shameless plug, if you want to learn more about particular 2, you can check out my Master Series dvd, Practical Particles, available here under the training tab.


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Chad Clendinen
Re: Dust Lighting
on May 5, 2010 at 8:02:48 pm

I work for a non-profit that gets things done by shamelessly asking for things, and of people. I am a fan of yours, shamelessly asking and i will look into your DVD. :)

-Chad


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