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Creating Advanced Glitter using Expressions with Trapcode Particular
A CreativeCOW Trapcode Particular Video Tutorial


CreativeCOW presents Creating Advanced Glitter using Trapcode Particular--Video Training by Michael Park

Michael Park Michael Park
Tampa Bay, Florida

©2008 Michael Park and Creativecow.net. All rights reserved.

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In this tutorial, Creative Cow leader, Michael Park, demonstrates another, more advanced method for creating shimmering glitter particles using Trapcode's Particular. The main advancement is the implementation of 3d rotation of the glitter particles, as well as using expressions to convert the rotation of the particles in all 3 axis to drive a greyscale map, which in turn is used to color the particle using colorama and create the shimmer effect when the particles face the camera.













Comments

Creating Advanced Glitter using Expressions with Trapcode Particular
by Rob Neal
Thanks for the response Mike.
I am constantly finding new ways of using Particular, and I tell all Ae newbies the first plugin they HAVE to buy is this one. It's versatility and speed are brilliant.(I'm still gobsmacked at how you made a Christmas Tree!)

All the best,
Rob
Progress...
by Mike Park
Yes, I know the new capabilities of 2.0 make this tutorial a bit dated. However, I recorded this a year before 2.0 came out. Still I think it makes you think out of the box to create solutions when they are not readily apparent at first. Thanks for watching. You can check out newer videos on Particular 2.0 here at the Cow and on Red Giant TV. Also, if you are interested, I have a dvd here, Practical Particles, under the Master Series training section which addresses Particular 2.0 and the new features in 12 tutorials. Thanks again for your comments.

Mike
Creating Advanced Glitter using Expressions with Trapcode Particular
by Rob Neal
Great tutorial, and I've definately learnt something about Cosine functions!

Sadly, Particular 2.0 kind of defeats all your hard work, as it has directional shading from lights, and 3D auto-rotation of custom coloured particles.

Ho-hum, that's progress for you!

Rob
Creating Advanced Glitter using Expressions with Trapcode Particular
by Mike Park
David, are you having trouble following the tutorial? It is pretty step by step. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have or help you if you are stuck. I don't know if I still have the original file. Let me know. I am happy to help in any way I can.

Mike
Creating Advanced Glitter using Expressions with Trapcode Particular
by David Gerberding
Thanks. Fun to watch. I'd love to get the project so I can pick it apart. Is it available?
Creating Advanced Glitter using Expressions with Trapcode Particular
by mike park
Sorry about the A/V sync problem. I noticed it when I was compressing for web and went into Premiere to try my best to fix it. I didn't have time to redo the entire tutorial. Hopefully, it is close enough to follow along. If I get some time, I will rerecord to eliminate the problem.
Creating Advanced Glitter using Expressions with Trapcode Particular
by Joe Moya
video and sound sync issue here also.

Good tut.
Creating Advanced Glitter using Expressions with Trapcode Particular
by del chapple
am i the only one having av sync issues with this tutorial?

del
Creating Advanced Glitter using Expressions with Trapcode Particular
by dim cap
Tnks again!
An other great one (i had to watch the expression part twise to understand whats going on)!

greetings from Athens!


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