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Sean AnthonySmoke effect using Trapcode Particular?
by on Feb 23, 2011 at 1:40:47 am

I'm trying to create a smoke effect using Trapcode Particular. Was told its the best out there for this type of effect, but I'm new to the plugin. I'm trying to create a rolling like smoke effect that rolls out from underneath an object slamming into the ground. I have already created everything else in Cinema 4D just need to add the smoke element. Below is an example similar to what I am trying to create - scroll to 00:26:

Under Armour Women's "Protect This House. I Will." :30 from Shilo on Vimeo.

And here is a snapshot of that effect from the video above:

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!

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Jason MettlerRe: Smoke effect using Trapcode Particular?
by on Feb 23, 2011 at 4:44:49 am

Yes particular is the way to go. Some parameters would be:
Particle emitter from a point. Emit a few hundred then turn it off.
Velocity is pretty fast.
Change the opacity over life ramp from none to on about halfway thru(Life of particle about 1 sec or less)
Opacity of the particles should be down. Size is up. I think the type of particle would be good as a cloudlet, maybe faded sphere.
In the physics settings, I'd add some turbulence under the air settings. Also add some air resistance for realism.

Those settings should get you somewhere close.

Have fun!

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Sean AnthonyRe: Smoke effect using Trapcode Particular?
by on Feb 23, 2011 at 4:57:02 am

Thx for the response! I will try out the settings and play around with it. Thx again!

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