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Richard BarnesParticle face
by on Dec 31, 2010 at 5:56:22 am

Hello, I'm new here and glad to have found a forum with experienced AE users. I'm trying to create an effect in AE with particles that will look like a face. First I need to know how to assign materials like a png or something to the systems particles. Second, I need to know how to shape the particle system into the shape of a face (i need 3d depth, not just a flat 2d) Say if i was trying to make a scene where a bunch of pieces of paper blowing in the wind form into a face then blow away. How could I do this. It sounds hard, i hope it's not. Any help would be appreciated. Thnx

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Todd KoprivaRe: Particle face
by on Dec 31, 2010 at 7:32:33 am

Here's a neat demonstration of Particle Playground making a face:

There's more from the creator of that here:

Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
Technical Support for professional video software
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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Particle face
by on Dec 31, 2010 at 9:36:03 am

You may get some good ideas from here:

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
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Richard BarnesRe: Particle face
by on Jan 12, 2011 at 6:47:24 am

Thank you SO much to those who responded! It really helped me out.

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