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By Carl Larsen

September 22nd, 2009

In this tutorial, Carl Larsen shows you how to create an array of 3D particles using Trapcode Form and Red Giant Plane Space to achieve a look that, under most circumstances, has been reserved for more complex, 3d applications.


July 4th, 2013 at 6:02 pmDirectorAmart says:

Hey, Great Tutorial! I'm stuck on trying to change the colors, I've followed the tutorial step by step and my cube won't change colors. Any help anyone!?

August 18th, 2012 at 4:11 pmHalohoop says:

hello,there is problem with the HD one.

July 6th, 2012 at 8:31 amAharon Rabinowitz says:

Gen - Box Creator is part of Red Giant PlaneSpace which you can find here:

July 5th, 2012 at 8:31 amGen says:

I loved the tutorial but I don’t find the box creator in my window. Any ideas why? Thank you.

December 12th, 2011 at 11:22 amAharon Rabinowitz says:

CJ - please contact support (AT) There area also other ways to contact support, including livechat or phone:

December 11th, 2011 at 10:00 amcj says:

This is strange, soon as I apply the Form effect onto the solid it's completely white and the camera doesn't work, I have the full version of this as well (?)

March 20th, 2011 at 4:39 amAli Najaf says:

This is awesome thank you Mr. Larsen. great job keep it up.....

August 11th, 2010 at 5:49 amHerbert Vieira says:

Hello Carl Larsen, all beauty? Well, the tutorial is awesome ... Very good. I'd like to ask a question! I could see that you used a parameter in the "windows" box called creator. How do I get this option in my effetcs after? Thanks!

August 11th, 2010 at 5:45 amHerbert Vieira says:

Ola Carl Larsen, tudo beleza? Bem, o tutorial é sensacional... Muito bom mesmo. Eu gostaria de fazer uma pergunta! Eu pude perceber que você usou um parametro na opção "windows" chamado box creator. Como faço para obter essa opção no meu after effetcs? Valeu!

July 28th, 2010 at 4:00 pmTom Small says:

THAT IS SWEET!!!!! Thanks for sharing these amazing techniques Carl, hope I can find some application for them soon!

July 22nd, 2010 at 1:11 ampeterkov says:

Hey Carl, excellent tutorial. Never knew how powerful these plugins have become. Last time I checked everyone was doing page curls.
Couple questions though. I noticed in your video, as well as my attempt that the cubes at larger sizes have visible edges. It's as if the sides didn't quite mesh perfectly. This seems to be an AE problem, because it's there whether you build the cube manually or with plugins. Any solution recommendations?
The other issue I noticed in both my attempt and your video. In the sphere form, near the end, several of the small cubes near the north pole seem to flicker. It seems as if there were two cubes occupying the same space and were alternating visibility. Is that a plugin issue and is there a solution?

May 19th, 2010 at 4:48 amDanny G says:

This is great. Thanks for putting up this tutorial.

April 6th, 2010 at 3:02 pmSebastian says:


September 27th, 2009 at 7:04 amAdamV says:

This is beyond awesome, Bravo Carl!!!

September 26th, 2009 at 4:36 pmgenivaldo says:

muito bom

September 25th, 2009 at 1:23 pmSBG says:

Great tutorial. Good pacing, nice clear audio, and finally, a tutorial about making something that actually looks cool. Great job.

September 25th, 2009 at 9:29 amelement says:

This is the best tutorial I ever seen.. Really easy good tricks and much more creavity. Thank you Mr. Larsen for this nice tutorials...

September 23rd, 2009 at 8:05 amchris says:

Simply wonderful tutorial. A great example of using two very different plugins to maximum effect.

September 22nd, 2009 at 10:15 pmudin says:

blank at 00:23
hope this fixed
thank you...

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