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Using After Effects and Trapcode Particular, Michael Park demonstrates how to take a simple picture of a bullet, and step-by-step, create an underwater environment with lead flying everywhere. Along the way, various aspects of Particular will be explored and explained.



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The inspiration to create this tutorial DVD on Particular came when Michael Park realized just how integral to media creation particles have become. From advertisements, to feature films, to television shows, particles are literally everywhere. He chose to use Trapcode’s Particular as his particle generator of choice because of the immense flexibility it affords and some of the unique features it offers compared to the particle generators inside of After Effects.




Comments

Re: Underwater Bullet Trails with Trapcode Particular
by Erik Waluska
Very cool! The results look great and I learned a few things. Thanks!
Re: Underwater Bullet Trails
by Justin Junda
Nice tutorial enjoyed it!
Re: Underwater Bullet Trails
by Jako Krull
Very nice! Sorry for the pointless critics if you would say that, but bullets moving underwater is just a film effect, in fact, in real life they can barely move about 0,5 m before coming to a complete stop. So the way they would actually need to be animated underwater is alot more complex.

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@Jako Krull
by Mike Park
Well,

That depends on the type of bullet, angle it enters the water, velocity and the like. They did a mythbusters episode on this, which I watched. However, your point is well taken. As visual effects artists, our responsibility is not to create or recreate authentic real-life physics, but to give the director the visual imagery he or she wants. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and thanks for the comment.
Re: Underwater Bullet Trails
by Robert Fisher
Thanks for this. It really helped me with my Videos. More Power and I'll be Tuning in for more of your tutorials.
Re: Underwater Bullet Trails
by Chris law
Hello i was thinking about this tutorial and had this thought could you make a tutorial on how to use trapcode particular 2 to make a scene like this?

http://www.mwilliams.info/archive/2008/07/leaks-from-the-real-iranian-missi...

Thanks!
Re: Underwater Bullet Trails
by Chris law
Thanks for the tutorial your truly amazing but can you please do more tutorials on particular?

Their aint that many tutorials for the plugin when potentially its got hundreds of uses.
Re: Underwater Bullet Trails
by Mike Park
I have actually done quite a few tutorials on particular. Some are here on creative cow and others are on Red Giant TV. I also have an entire training dvd featuring 11 full length tutorials and project files produced here at creative cow called "Practical Particles" What kinds of tutorials or projects are you looking for?
Re: Underwater Bullet Trails
by Chris law
Im just looking for ways to create more creative introductions and also special effects.

And just any cool effects that can be achieved with the plugin.
Re: Underwater Bullet Trails
by zhang jiajun
you are a good guy.thanks a lot ,I learned many from this tutorial!

I like it
Re: Underwater Bullet Trails
by Mike Park
Sounds like a great use of the concept. Maybe an alka seltzer commercial. Do they still sell that stuff?

Best,

Mike Park
Re: Underwater Bullet Trails
by Subhash Naveen
Excellent Tutorial! Thank you for sharing. I am going to try to dissolve some pills or something in water with this concept.


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