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Toffer ClaussenHints for how-to please
by on Aug 12, 2011 at 11:13:54 am

Hi, not sure if this belongs in the Red Giant Software forum or this one..

I want to crate something similar to this:

That is, custom particles forming a mosaic/shape and then dispersing or moving along a path or something. Can anyone tell me which tools he has used and/or point me in the direction of a fitting tutorial or similar?


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Kevin CampRe: Hints for how-to please
by on Aug 12, 2011 at 2:31:20 pm

i'm not sure if that was done in ae or not, but if you wanted to do it in ae, you'd need a third part effect, possibly like newton (though newton is only 2d):

it's more likely that it was done in a 3d app, like maya, cinema4d or studiomax... then its a matter of building the 3d objects, aranging them and expoding them, and creating a 3d particle system for the green cubes. the forming of the initial shape could be done by reversing the exloding pieces.

those elements could be manipulated, composited and timed in ae, but you'd render them separately from the 3d app.

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer

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Toffer ClaussenRe: Hints for how-to please
by on Aug 13, 2011 at 11:01:43 pm

Hmm, I don't own any proffesional 3d programs and neither do I know how to use them, so is there no way to replicate this with Form or Particular?

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