ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Creative Cloud

glow movement in 3D space?

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Clara Chan
glow movement in 3D space?
on May 16, 2013 at 2:28:12 am

I'm trying to recreate this effect here using Particular. -->

I'm stumped on how to make the glow appear from the background to the foreground.
This is what I've attempted so far: I have a black solid, and in one of the layers with Particular, I've obscured it with that solid layer. By moving this layer through the z-index, I can kind of make the opposite happen (foreground to background). I've also tried moving the emitter from the back to the front but it wasn't the same effect since the glow wasn't coming from new particles but ones that are already existing.

Any tips are appreciated.

Return to posts index

Walter Soyka
Re: glow movement in 3D space?
on May 16, 2013 at 3:21:35 am

Create your Particular layer, then duplicate it. On the bottom layer, apply a glow and animate Particular's Visibility parameters together (Far Vanish, Far Start Fade, Near Start Fade, Near Vanish) to control the depth at which particles are visible.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events

Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2018 All Rights Reserved