Controlling Gravity Distance w/Trapcode Particular
by James Reinhardt on May 8, 2015 at 3:25:31 am
Hello all - this is my first post, so please forgive any information that might be lacking below.
I am working on a bleed effect in which an emitter in Tracpcode Particular is following the circular path of a "stroke" effect that is continuously emitting auxiliary particles from its source particle. I am using the "Gravity" control to slowly pull down these particles, creating a very nice ink bleed effect - only problem is that I'd like the gravity to stop affecting previously emitted particles after it covers a certain amount of distance so it doesn't end up too blotchy by the end of the animation.
I am thinking that an expression is in order, but I have not been able to find a solution.
Thank you in advance for any help or alternate approaches that come to mind.
(Using After Effects CC 2014 w/the latest version of Particular)
Re: Controlling Gravity Distance w/Trapcode Particular by James Reinhardt on May 13, 2015 at 8:41:33 pm
Very sorry for the delay in getting back to you. While your suggestion did not exactly do what I was hoping for, it did give me another idea for how to accomplish what I was trying to do; hence, the delay.