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Reuben Fink
How do you get Particular to move around a 3D flat plane.
on Oct 7, 2012 at 7:33:48 pm

I've created a circular path that I want a Particular emitter to move along in z-space meanwhile leaving a trail that eventually connects at both ends creating a full ring. Meanwhile I'm trying to make it look like it's going around a sphere. Is it possible for particular to travel in front and then behind a flat 3D Plane. If not than can you suggest a work around. Thanks.

Rube

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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: How do you get Particular to move around a 3D flat plane.
on Oct 7, 2012 at 7:46:13 pm

http://aescripts.com/sparticular/

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Vishesh Arora
Re: How do you get Particular to move around a 3D flat plane.
on Oct 8, 2012 at 6:24:56 am

Reuben

May be the Far Vanish and Near Vanish feature may work.

Her is the tut for it:

http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/videos/redgianttv/item/313/

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Reuben Fink
Re: How do you get Particular to move around a 3D flat plane.
on Oct 8, 2012 at 4:40:20 pm

Thank you for all your suggestions. I'll take a stab at them all and see what works best.

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John Cuevas
Re: How do you get Particular to move around a 3D flat plane.
on Oct 8, 2012 at 11:43:11 am

If it's a 3D plane, with 3d enabled then you would twirl open visibility > obscuration layer and choose the 3d Plane. Now your particles will interact with that layer.

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Reuben Fink
Re: How do you get Particular to move around a 3D flat plane.
on Oct 9, 2012 at 7:38:42 pm

Ok so I found success with using an obscuration layer.
Check here:






I'm happy with the look. The only problem is that at full rez the edges of the obscuration layer are sharp and aliased looking and doesn't blend in. Is there a way to soften the obscuration layer? I tried putting a soft blur on the layer but it didn't do anything.

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Tom Daigon
Re: How do you get Particular to move around a 3D flat plane.
on Oct 9, 2012 at 10:04:25 pm

To precomposing the obscuration layers. Then add the blur to the precomped clip.

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Reuben Fink
Re: How do you get Particular to move around a 3D flat plane.
on Oct 10, 2012 at 8:38:29 pm

I've tried that to no avail. Have you had success with this method?

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