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Adobe After Effects: Aux Particles in Trapcode Particular 2

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Particles

Tutor Harry Frank looks at “aux” particles in Particular 2, explaining how they’re related to regular particles and showing how they can be precisely controlled to create subtle and unusual effects. This tutorial is excerpted from Class on Demand’s brand-new DVD, Complete Training for Trapcode Particular 2.

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Stabilizing Your Video Footage: Part 1

In this issue, I’ll discuss the image stabilization task in general, and analyze the usability, quality, and performance of Final Cut’s SmoothCam filter and Motion’s Stabilize behavior. In essence, these are the free tools that you likely already have. In the next issue, I’ll compare these to three other image stabilization filters available from third parties; specifically Red Giant Software Magic Bullet Steady, the Image Stabilizer in CHV-Electronics MotionTracker-collection and the Boris FX Boris Continuum Optical Stabilizer Mac.

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Trapcode Particular: Creating a Particular Shooters Effects

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques Topic: Particles In this episode, designer Harry Frank shows you how to create a cool motion graphics “shooters” effect with Trapcode Particular. After that, he also goes into Maxon Cinema 4D and Adobe Illustrator to create a full logo build with this effect.