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Christine Edwardspossible with particle playground?
by on Mar 11, 2011 at 12:30:32 am

Here's a white ellipse that enters from screen left , does a loop circle center screen and exits screen right.

I want to multiply this dot by the hundreds like a swarm. The orientation of the ellipse needs to stay "head" first as it does it's loop center screen. I want it to "swell" with more particles in this loop movement so that it becomes like a ball of particles and then stretches out again into more of a line as it exits screen right.

Here's a rough idea of what i want that i made with the old fashion technique of just cycling some dot-dash drawings and animating masks to create the "swarm".

it seems like the swarm or flock posts and tutorials use multiple layers and expression/parenting. but i can't imagine working in a timeline with hundreds of layers each with only one white ellipse in it!
is this possible with pplaygrnd?

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