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Birds, Bats and Butterflies

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This example shows using custom particles. The particles are small (200*200 pixels) compositions containing a few animated solids that kind of resemble birds, bats and butterflies.
After Effects 6.5

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The particles are then emitted and animated using Physics>Air>Spin and Physics>Air>Turbulence. Trapcode Particular implements custom particles as "sprites" - 2D images/movies that orient towards the camera.

Note that rendering is slow initally, then speed picks up as the Custom Particle comp is cached.

Effects & Plugins

Trapcode Particular, Turbulence


Bird, Bat, Butterfly

(Min. Version: After Effects 6.5, Category: Particles, Type: Plugins)
posted by peter17 on Jan 11, 2009


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Unpack Precomp

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This script will quickly unpack your selected pre-comp. All the layers inside the pre-comp are copied into the parent comp, maintaining layer order and attributes.
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Quick Gravity - BatchFrame

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