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By Michael Park

May 4th, 2010

In this episode, Michael Park returns to show us how to create the look of denim being stitched, using Trapcode Particular. This technique can be used for a ton of stuff. Also, Magic Bullet Mojo will be used to add some cool color treatment.


March 27th, 2013 at 2:09 amIgor says:

Hello Michael,
Please help me. After I get to 11:20 minutes of tutorial, the particles do not appear. I do not know what happens. Give me a way. Sorry my english and thanks for listening.
From Brazil, Igor.

February 21st, 2011 at 3:05 amGeorge says:

Using CS4 and trying to follow your tutorial but when I go to Layer>Auto Trace, I get the three masks but they do not show in Monitor. If I use AE7 I get the masks in the monitor but I cannot set a Start Point.
Have you any suggestions please.
Thank you for a great tutorial.

December 4th, 2010 at 9:45 amJoseph Rakereng says:

Advanced stuff.Thank you

November 10th, 2010 at 2:33 pmBowk says:

Great tutorial, but i have a problem with the camera movement:
the stitches and the denim are moving not equal!!
i hope you understand me!
greetings from germany

September 29th, 2010 at 3:22 pmChris says:

Loved this. Used it in a rendition of my little video company. Changed it to my logo!

September 19th, 2010 at 9:39 pmMihdi says:

Hi! Very nice tutorial, but i have a problem, when i put the expression the stiches rotate 90ยบ only, they don`t follow the path, i don`t know what`s wrong. I would be pleased if you could help me, thanks.

September 6th, 2010 at 2:59 amsteve morel says:

Well my head just burned right now .. :D
That's a great Tuto ! I didn't know Mojo ! I'll give a try it looks really crazy ! : ))
Thanks again, and keep up the great work !

June 5th, 2010 at 9:55 amshafeek says:

this is a great tutorial, i inspirations to my high school maths,
planing to explore AE using math expression,
thank you very much Michael,
thank you very much Redgiant Trapcode.
Hope to see more maths based animation, :>

June 2nd, 2010 at 6:27 amMichael Park says:

First, check to make sure that the rotational expression is enabled and has not been turned off. This happens sometimes if you change something that the expression needs. After Effects will give you an error and will disable the expression. The expression wont turn back on even when you fix the cause of the error. Either click inside the expression box and then click out or click the equals sign next to the expression. See if this fixes the problem. If not, let me know and I will try to help figure it out.

May 26th, 2010 at 10:40 amMathias Laustrup says:

I did the animation one time, and it worked. Second time when i tried to do it with a new logo it didnt work out. The stiches wont go different ways?

May 18th, 2010 at 8:05 amKlas says:

Thansk for the tutorial. So cool to see what you can do with Particular. The outcome was really nice!!

May 17th, 2010 at 2:53 amNauman says:

i will check your product

May 14th, 2010 at 2:55 pmDr. Jerry A. Smith says:

This tutorial was the inspiration for an interstitial used by a local community television station.
Dr. J

May 6th, 2010 at 8:21 amMichael Park says:

Eric, it is a bunch of math, but I felt like it made sense to tell you why it worked, as opposed to just showing the expression.
Eran, thanks for your comment. I enjoy your style as well. Now if I can only find a crazy brother to be in my tutorials......

May 5th, 2010 at 11:06 amEran Stern says:

Great tutorial Michael, well explained, mathematically and visually, plus superb outcome.
I really like your style :)

May 4th, 2010 at 6:37 amEric says:

Um, that's a lot of math!
But, LOL, you sure made it entertaining!
Great tutorial and a wonderful effect!

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