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Caitlin RichardsonTrapcode Particular question
by on Oct 3, 2016 at 7:51:03 pm


I'm very new with playing around in AE, and just barely starting to dive into Trapcode Particular. I was looking to create an effect of smoke/energy moving across screen (like a comet) and i've followed a couple tutorials to understand the basics of trapcode. However, both tutorials are using lights as emitters and I would like the flow of energy to come from a circular shape as it flows across the screen instead of a point. I've tried to create a masked shape layer, which I then precomped and changed to a 3D layer, and adjusted the emitter type to layer... but the particle effect disappeared and didn't pick up on the shape.

Any advice, or even links to relevant tutorials would be amazing!

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Greg GeschRe: Trapcode Particular question
by on Oct 3, 2016 at 10:26:43 pm

Hi Caitlin, when you're using a layer emitter you need to increase your birth rate into the thousands - if I understand it correctly the whole layer is emitting which includes the alpha creating invisible particles.

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