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Soham Jani
Displacing particular?
on Jun 4, 2016 at 12:59:13 am

Just a quick question, I 3D tracked some footage and added a bullet from Element 3D and keyframed it etc. Now I added trapcode particular and and animated it behind the bullet, however I don't know how to exactly make it look displaced, like a bullet rail. Any ideas?

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Displacing particular?
on Jun 5, 2016 at 4:40:10 pm

Isolate the bullet rail from everything else i. the comp. Use it as a displacement map.

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Soham Jani
Re: Displacing particular?
on Jun 6, 2016 at 10:46:45 am

So would I just create a solid with Particular on it, and then just animate it, but then what do I do?

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Michael Szalapski
Re: Displacing particular?
on Jun 6, 2016 at 4:25:57 pm

Precompose your particular layer (making sure to move all attributes into the precomp) and use that layer to drive a displacement map effect.
If you have an animated camera, use the copy with property links feature to put a copy of the camera in your precomp that follows the one in your main comp.

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Soham Jani
Re: Displacing particular?
on Jun 6, 2016 at 9:23:23 pm

Nevermind, solved it. Just had to duplicate my 3D tracker's camera and put that into the pre-comp with Particular, and displaced it!

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