After Effects Tutorial – Particle Swirls (Trapcode Particular)
All credits to Voxyde
This tutorial started out when my friend MZY showed me a preview of a project he was working on using Trapcode Particular.
His result is a bit different from mine, so hopefully he will make a tutorial about achieving that particular effect, regardless this idea came alive from his work, so definitely check out his portfolio :).
In short, in this tutorial i go through setting up an animation using lights. You can easily create a radial array of lights using Utility-Box.
After you animate the lights, I take you through setting up the different settings in Particular to achieve the final result. Main settings you will work with are Turbulence Field and Aux System.
Finally, I go over setting up some nice Depth of Field Blur and some fast Color Correction using Curves.
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Software : After Effects CS6
Plug-ins : Trapcode Particular
Level : Intermediate