Hey all I recent bought After effects CS6 and it's been awhile since I've done effects heavy stuff, I have a Cilent that needs me to create a bat swarm effect (it can be a little cartoony) what's the best place to start? Particle world I assume? And is there a option to import a jpeg for you particle? Ie picture of a outlines bat? Thanks in advance.
You can import custom images into Particle Playground too. I've imported images and even made them appear to disappear off into the distance. The only problem with PP is that it is a 2D system and new particles render behind older ones, and it takes a little getting used to. Once you know what everything does, even though its not Particular, it can get you a lot of what you are looking for.