I was wondering if anyone knew of a decent way to build realistic lasers (as in some akin to what you'd see at a rock concert) in AE CS4. Utilizing the already available plug-ins or perhaps any of the wonderful plug-ins I got from Red Giant including the Trapcode suite.
Google tutorials for the use of CC Light Burst; there are many out there someplace. It's a great way to make a mirrored ball effect with volumetric lights so it can't be too hard to adapt the techniques to create a fan laser effect. Just understand the dust particles are really there, it cannot be obscured by foreground objects with out LOTS of work, and the fan layer, even when converted into a 3D layer, has not dimension.