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Max JacksonParticular Question
by on Sep 13, 2012 at 2:41:59 am

Hi, sorry if this is the wrong forum, but I am using After Effects.

I have this particle stream where it's pouring out like salt. I'm looking for two things to happen that I can't seem to alter.

1) I would like the particles to kind of curl up and whisk away like smoke and dust does with enough interference. I can use turbulence but it just seems to bend and twist the stream out of shape. I'm looking for random particles to curl up and disappear. Almost like an upside-down fountain.

2) In the scene these particles must hit a floor and curl up at a certain x-point, much more severe than merely pealing off. In addition to 1) I need them to react to a surface and float upward like dry ice.

If anybody has run into this before and can help point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it.

Thanks for reading :)

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Vishesh AroraRe: Particular Question
by on Sep 13, 2012 at 6:36:41 am

Mr. Jackson
To create a smoke like dry ice, you can learn something from this tutorial:

Hope this will help.

Vishesh Arora
VFX and Motion Graphics Artist


Demo Reel(3D):

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Max JacksonRe: Particular Question
by on Sep 13, 2012 at 7:05:00 am

If somebody stumbles upon this forum thread I found the answer to question #2:

It's called Motion Path. Particular has a thing called motion path where you create a light and give it keyframes in a 'particular' path (har har) and then attach your smoke to this path like a null object and it travels like a motion guide. Way cool.

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