Trapcode Particular

Motion Path

The Motion Path feature makes it possible to precisely control the path that a particle takes after being emitted. This is done by setting keyframes for a comp Light and naming the Light in a certain way.

This keyframed Light lets you control the path that particles travel after being born. Motion Path is useful when precise control of the particle path is needed.

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An example of motion path with a keyframed Light.

 

The Number Values

The popup for Motion Path is the only Particular parameter that you will set when creating a motion path. Each of the numbers corresponds a number 'X'. That number is used in the name given to the comp Light that acts as the motion source.