• Episode 07: Getting Better Control of Emitter Position in Trapcode Particular
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By Aharon Rabinowitz

January 27th, 2009

In this Episode, we'll look at some very useful techniques for Trapcode Particular that will give you better control of emitter position in 2D and 3D. You'll also learn how to capture the motion of your mouse (or stylus) to control emitter position.


December 9th, 2010 at 7:58 amVarious_Authors says:

Any updates on those dust particle tutorials?

June 9th, 2009 at 5:01 pmMichael says:

Ok, I understand how to create it with a null object and have it go in 2D or 3D in live action, however, how do you have particles wrap around a person. Do I need to do some roto work or motion track?

March 2nd, 2009 at 9:31 amSlayerBoxers says:

Hey man! I saw you tutorials "Video Killed internet stars" ! Funny jokes)))
But this tutorial you so... madness or i dont know... I DONT SAY YOU... etc i hope you understand me! ))
iam from Russia thanks you man from me and my bear!!! And some peoples in Russia love tou lessons! But peoples in our country so stupid... (((

February 27th, 2009 at 9:45 pmMIchael says:

Thanks, Aharon!
I forgot how good Form is!

February 27th, 2009 at 7:14 amAharon Rabinowitz says:

For the dust you;re talking about, Form might be better to this task. It creates particles on a 3D grid - you can set the amount of levels of particles, and then add in some displacement to place them randomly. Watch the first tutorial I did here (Binary Transition) which covers some of this.

February 25th, 2009 at 7:13 amSteph Foster says:

Aharon R is the ideal guy to do these tutorials, he always makes his tutorials very clear and idiot-proof and brings his own inimitably witty style to them too.
Shalom !

February 24th, 2009 at 10:01 pmMichael says:

I've been trying to incorporate the dust particles in my work for a bit. I am pretty familiar with particular, however, I cannot for the life of me figure it all out. Aharon, I see you explain it a little bit here....But don't you need less particles since they seem to be spread out more?

February 20th, 2009 at 2:54 amBarney Wood says:

I really, really, liked this tutorial! I have several Red Giant Products and I have a difficult time figuring them out. I am so happy the Red Giant is going to start having more tutorials like this. I'm not the greatest "design" person so these tutorials really help advance my skills! I'm a big fan of Aaron's too. It seems like I am watching his videos quite often.

February 19th, 2009 at 3:36 pmAharon Rabinowitz says:

that effect can defiantly be done with particular. Mostly it requires a lot of particles, with Depth of field, with very little motion and and a bit of motion randomness. It's not something I can explain in 2 lines, but I will try to get to it as a tutorial. or perhaps share a project file in the near future.

February 19th, 2009 at 2:33 pmKyle says:

The dust particle effect seems to be a well kept trade secret. I've been searching for hours on several websites and can not find a tutorial that clearly demonstrates what a person needs to do in order to achieve a great, realistic, dust / dirt particle effect. If I need to go out and buy Maya or some other 3D application, that's fine, I just want to know so I can stop banging my head against the wall.

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