Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques
In this tutorial, Dan Ebberts explores how you can use expressions in After Effects 5.5 to build a fairly sophisticated 3D particle generator. Our particles will respond to initial velocity, gravity, wind, drag, and much more. Using this particle generator, we’ll look at how you might create explosions, smoke, a fire blast, falling snow, and even a liquid-like flow. We’ll explore how to make each particle re-usable, which will allow us to simulate fountain-like particle streams. This one is quite advanced.