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Creating a 3D picture Montage with Trapcode Particular

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CreativeCOW presents Red Giant Software: Creating a 3D picture Montage with Trapcode Particular -- Video Training

Rob BirnholzRob Birnholz
Red Giant Software

©2009 Rob Birnholz and CreativeCOW.net. All rights reserved.

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In this Episode, Rob Birnholz shows you a great technique for quickly creating a 3D picture montage with Trapcode Particular. It takes just minutes to set up, but can save you hours of work.



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This is part of a Red Giant TV series here at CreativeCOW.net. Red Giant Software products are available as plug-ins for popular video editing and effects applications, including Adobe After Effects®, Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Premiere Pro®, AVID®, Sony Vegas® and Apple Final Cut Pro®/Motion®.
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Re: Creating a 3D picture Montage with Trapcode Particular
by Mandla Bolekaja
Just thought I'd ask before I dive in myself. Can you do this effect with video instead of photos?

Thanks
Great tutorial

Mandla

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2.8 Quad-Core, 18 GB Ram, CS6, Mountain Lion
Re: Creating a 3D picture Montage with Trapcode Particular
by Josh Cook
I needed something interesting and dynamic to showcase my airbrush art in a commercial and this tutorial was just the ticket. I'd love some feedback if possible. I know there are some errors (I couldn't get the entire text to be transparent and I think it was the lens flare that may have caused the issues so there is a little bit of issue there) but I can always use other eyes on it. Thanks again for the information. Invaluable!



Re: Creating a 3D picture Montage with Trapcode Particular
by Alessandro Landolfo
Hi,
I have problems on output quality. On the project quality seems nice, but I cannot get a good output. Can somebody give me some suggestion ? My photos are 2046x2693
Re: Creating a 3D picture Montage with Trapcode Particular
by Mike Sippel
I'd also like to know how to eliminate duplicates.

Thanks
Re: Creating a 3D picture Montage with Trapcode Particular
by Mario Monzon
just need to learn more on slideshow
Re: Creating a 3D picture Montage with Trapcode Particular
by Gary Krauss
Think I found the answer:

In Trapcode Particular v2 the "Custom" particle type was renamed to "Sprite". It has exactly the same functionality (but with some added features like a separate random seed). The custom input layer was renamed to "Texture".
Re: Creating a 3D picture Montage with Trapcode Particular
by Gary Krauss
Yes WHERE ARE THE CUSTOM PARTICLE SETTINGS? I dont have that option! HELP PLEASE! V 2.0 and Adobe CS4....
trapcode particular
by Jim Richardson
Hello, love the tutorial right up to the time I have to pick a particle type, there is no custom on my list of options. I'm using AE CS4, any ideas?

Thanks... Jim
@Jim Richardson
by Gary Krauss
Hi Jim--have you found an answer to this question? I can seem to find t"custom" under "options"....


Thanks!

Gary
particules
by john henry
any idea why the particules do not appear after i add the new solid and apply the trapcode particule effect
absolutely fantastic! thank you
by Jason Tobias
absolutely fantastic! thank you
custom particles
by Tommy Reyna
Was there ever an answer on how to continue without custom particle settings? I got all the way there and don't see that option available. Using version 2.0. Is there a work around? Thanks, TR
@Tommy Reyna
by Gary Krauss
Have you found an answer to this question? I can seem to find t"custom" under "options"....


Thanks!

Gary
unable to link pictures to sprite and texture layer with version 2.0
by karl wallace
I have spent nearly 2 days trying to complete this tutorial as it is exactly what I'm looking for for my current project. Unfortunately I cannot get any further than the Custom Particle settings!!!
@karl wallace
by Gary Krauss
Have you found an answer to this question? I can seem to find t"custom" under "options"....


Thanks!

Gary
problem with keyframe and sequencing
by jean paul mifsud
hi

i followed all the advice but still getting the problem which gabriel got ... basically i amnage to make frames of 1 sec for each pic but i dont manage to create the sequence then

can anyone help out please?

thanks

jean
Thank You
by Stacy McDougall

I just wanted to say I really appreciate this tutorial. I haven't seen anything like it and it is a really great and fast effect.

Rob Neal - Thanks for the tip you made as well. Those are really good suggestions. I've never tried using a light with Particular or using the shading options though. There is so much to learn about Particular.

Adding to this effect
by Martin Corona
Would be cool to have the particles/photos sucked into a vortex/black hole.
A few tips
by Rob Neal
Once you have imported the folder of images to the projects panel, drag the folder icon to the New Composition icon and you will get a dialogue that offers to create a new sequence. Set the value to 00.00.00.01 (ie: 1 frame) and it will create the comp of the right frame lengths and comp duration. Select all the layers and select layers>transform>fit to comp and they will all adjust to optimum size.

It's also worth switching on 'depth of field' in the camera settings to get a nice blur for more distant or close panels. If you have Particular 2.0, add a light and use the new shading function to really make the whole thing 3D.
Keyframe assistant
by Gabriel Camoleze
Hi! I have a question about the tutorial. When I was using the keyframe assistant to make the photos 1 frame each, after I used it, just one photo become 1 frame size, the others all became the same size as the time line (wich by the way is 30s im my project). How can I do to make all of them just 1 frame size? Please, PLEASE somebody help!

Gabriel
Trapcode Particular
by Art Brown
Rob,

Great tutorial. My questions is: will this work with version 1.0 of Particular?
Mac only?
by rick bumgardner
I'm having trouble unzipping and opening the 3D photo montage tutorial files on my PC...is this a MAC only tutorial?

thanks...

Rick
Sequence Layer
by Dusan Todorovic
Hello! First , sorry for my bad english.

I have one question :

When i go to step to clik on Sequence Layer , i get this : http://i40.tinypic.com/4lq5p1.jpg

Don't know why , i whach your tutorial very carefully :(
Videos Instead of Photos???
by Ed Daher
Great tutorial !! I haven’t used Particular much but I’m going to use it more now.
Is there a way to use 60 second video clips instead of photos and if so, what tweaking in Particular would need to be done. A tutorial on that would be fantastic but it’s probably too much to ask.
Thanks again for the tutorial,
Ed
3D Montage by Rob Birnholtz
by Kirk Brady
Great tutorial. Learned a lot from it. Trapcode realy makes this effect incredibly easy.

Thanks!

Kirk
Any way of avoiding duplicates?
by Eduardo Ramos
The tutorial is very interesting, but I don't like to see duplicates of the same photo. Is this possible?Thx in advance
@Eduardo Ramos
by Mike Park
Yes, but that is a tutorial all unto itself. It is too much to explain in this post, but I may make a tutorial on it because I have used that technique before to make a slide show and it does work.
Preview without rendering in FCP
by Edward Brosens
I saw you scrubbing trough the timeline in FCP, but you can also hit alt+p to preview your timeline without having to render even when the clips are marked red on top of the timeline.

Great tutorial by the way,

Edward


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