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Lee Kabilyo
Looking for an AE effect to create "impact dust"
on Apr 5, 2012 at 4:16:25 pm


Been looking (ad infinitum it seems) for a tutorial on how to create an impact dust look.

I want to have some text fall into a scene from up close to the camera (along Z axis) to a "ground plane" and have a puff of dust emanate from the text like it was disturbed on the ground.

Anyone have a clue as to how to create this look?

Thanks in advance,


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Looking for an AE effect to create "impact dust"
on Apr 5, 2012 at 5:44:13 pm

A particle system is definitely the way to go - the built-in ones (Particle World, etc.) aren't nearly as good as Particular or Wondertouch Particle Illusion, a freestanding or plugin package. While Particular comes with number of presets, I don't think any of them are impact dust like. Illusion - depending on the version you buy - gives you access to vast libraries of effects, and impact dust is most definitely in one of the libraries, along with dust trails (POV), and a large number of other effects, from spouting water, to explosions, to fairy dust - you can look at a few of the library looks on their website. You can also build your own effects from scratch in Illusion, as well as in Particular.

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media

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