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Milos Ristoski
Swirls and Twirls effect in After Effects?
on Aug 22, 2015 at 12:00:38 pm
Last Edited By Milos Ristoski on Aug 22, 2015 at 12:42:44 pm

Hi, I would like to ask you if you know how those twirls were made in After Effects, i want to recreate them identically.

In the video they're above the christmas tree. The video is created in December 2006, so must be something easy, but i cant get it.






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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Swirls and Twirls effect in After Effects?
on Aug 22, 2015 at 7:08:39 pm

A particle system such as CC particle world with the emitter animated in that manner.


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Milos Ristoski
Re: Swirls and Twirls effect in After Effects?
on Aug 22, 2015 at 7:24:31 pm

Can you please tell me how? I know the Cc particle world is used only for particles, not helix twisting


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Swirls and Twirls effect in After Effects?
on Aug 22, 2015 at 7:29:21 pm
Last Edited By Kalle Kannisto on Aug 22, 2015 at 7:30:48 pm

The emitter would be parented (with some horizontal distance between them) to a null that both rises and rotates along y-axis. The emitter emits particles as it goes. This creates a helix shape.

You can also animate the distance between the emitter and the null to get a tapering helix, etc.


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Milos Ristoski
Re: Swirls and Twirls effect in After Effects?
on Aug 23, 2015 at 1:09:05 am
Last Edited By Milos Ristoski on Aug 23, 2015 at 1:10:04 am

Can you please make a sample file, I was trying and no luck, It doesnt work, I want the same look :(


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Swirls and Twirls effect in After Effects?
on Aug 24, 2015 at 6:36:04 am

Hi Milos,

I forgot you can't directly connect Particle World to a null, so I did the twirl with expressions. I can't tell from the video what it is meant to look like, but this should get you started. Modify the expressions and other settings to taste.

9173_particleswirl.aep.zip


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Milos Ristoski
Re: Swirls and Twirls effect in After Effects?
on Aug 25, 2015 at 4:34:55 pm

Thanks for the effort, but this is not what i was looking for. I ended up with a solution of custom made paths to be followed by the Particular to clone the exact same effect.


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