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Particle Playground on Fire

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Particle Playground on Fire
A CreativeCOW After Effects Video Tutorial


CreativeCOW presents Particle Playground on Fire--Video Training by Jerzy Drozda Jr

Jerzy Drozda Jerzy Drozda Jr
maltaannon.com, polygon-studio.com
Warsaw, Poland

©2007 Jerzy Drozda Jr and Creativecow.net. All rights reserved.

Article Focus:
In this video tutorial, Jerzy Drozda Jr (aka Maltaannon) demonstrates how to generate
particles from live action footage without using any keyframes or expressions.

People! I'm on fire! George is on fire! And this tutorial is on fire! This tutorial is rather an experiment..

I'll show you how to generate particles from live action footage without using any keyframes or expressions.

The final fire look is just one of the possibilities. The idea of this is to show you how to generate particles that inherit motion and velocity from live footage. In the end you may use this tutorial to create a smoke trail of a falling plane, shining sparkles following someones moves, and basically anything you want. And most interesting of all -- this is achieved using After Effects build in tools.

No plugins required. Enjoy!

Side note:

Particle Playground is very powerfull but it's also very hard to master. It's just not as user-friendly as 3rd-party plugins, like Trapcode's Particular. If you'd like to know more about Particle Playground make sure to visit CreativeCow.net and Roland R. Kahlenberg's tutorial.

Video Tutorial Click to download project files





Feel free to post any questions on the After Effects Forum at CreativeCOW.net.

Have fun!








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Particle Playground on Fire
by angel benigno
thank you so much for this tutorial..
i hope this video tutorial can also be downloaded.
thanks a lot james brock for this.
im using adobe after effect cs4....
i downloaded it and upgrade my pc so that i can install AE
and use it. i really l love AE..
im a Video editor here in philippines.
commercial and news editor..
Particle Playground on Fire
by Ian Laudato
Um Jerry why do use the effects and presets i hope the effect menu could virus
Nice!!
by Isabelle Sylvestre
Thank you really much for your tutorial! It really rocks! ;)
Particle Playground on Fire
by James Brock
Great! tutorial Jerzy...

I really like your work. You make it worth having after effects by teaching the tools it has installed in it at the time of purchase. Thank you for not pushing those third party plug-ins. I bought after effects because I wanted to learn how to create my own effects. Thanks again and I'll be checking out your site.


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