Software Index
Macintosh Software Multimedia & Graphics  

Course For After Effects Secrets of Particle Playground

download download home home   report broken
important software information
company name:
license: Shareware
minimum requirements:
functional limitations:
Course For After Effects Secrets of Particle Playground description
Learn the little-known secrets of After Effects' Particle Playground plugin with special effects expert & Star Trainer Richard Lainhart.

The Adobe After Effects Particle Playground plugin is a powerful environment for particle systems & other eye-catching special effects, but few After Effects users even know it's there! And what's more, many of those who do find its interface mysterious and intimidating. Yet Particle Playground is a wonderful environment for all kinds of effects (particularly text effects) that are difficult or impossible to achieve with other tools.

Our Particle Playground expert Richard Lainhart fills you in on the basics of how particle systems work, and how they differ from After Effects' standard keyframing techniques. Richard dives in at the deep end to show you how to create unique particle effects like snow and fountains, before taking you into Particle Playground's incredible particle text effects.

You'll learn cool techniques you can use in your productions, like the ever-popular revealing of a logo from a string of randomized letters, bouncing animated text off a wall with real physics properties, and blowing up selected letters in a line of moving text. You'll also learn how to use image sequences to create run cycles and animated particles. From there, Richard walks you step-by-step through creating the Matrix Code Effect, as featured in the popular Matrix films, and how to customize it for your own title sequences.

Particle systems can be confusing and difficult to understand, but once you complete this tutorial, you'll be well on your way to mastery of the Secrets of Particle Playground.

Table of Contents:

1. Introducing the Secrets of Particle Playground
2. Keyframing vs. Procedural Animation
3. How Particle Systems Work
4. About Property Maps and Simulators
5. Particle Playground Parameters
6. Varying Particle Velocity
7. Varying Particles Per Second
8. Simulating a Fountain - Randomizing Direction
9. Randomizing Velocity
10. Setting the Initial Particle Snow Parameters
11. Refining the Particle Snow Parameters
12. Creating Stylized Snow with a Layer Map - Part 1
13. Creating Stylized Snow with a Layer Map - Part 2
14. Setting Up a Photoshop Sequence as an Animated Laye...
15. Applying the Animated Layer Map
16. Setting Layer Map Time Offsets
17. Relative and Absolute Layer Map Offset Types
18. Setting Up Cannon Text
19. Adjusting Cannon Text Parameters
20. Bouncing Cannon Text off a Wall
21. Using Selection Texts
22. Using Particle Exploder with Cannon Text
23. Using Time Offsets with Particle Exploder
24. Combining Wall with Particle Exploder
25. Property Map Concepts
26. Creating a Simple Property Map
27. Adjusting Property Maps Offsets
28. Scrolling Characters with Property Maps
29. Applying Multiple Property Map Channels
30. Enabling Grid Text
31. Creating Animation Presets
32. Creating a Noise Map to Randomize Properties
33. Randomizing Characters with the Noise Map
34. Introducing the Matrix Code Effect
35. Generating the Text Grid
36. Creating the Random Noise Map
37. Creating the First Gradient Opacity Map
38. Creating Additional Gradient Opacity Maps
39. Animating the First Four Opacity Gradients
40. Adding Additional Opacity Gradients - Part 1
41. Adding Additional Opacity Gradients - Part 2
42. Increasing Animation Density by Duplicating Element...
43. Setting Channels for the Master Property Map
44. Applying the Custom Map to the Particle Playground ...
45. Simulating the Code Effect with Standard Fonts

Similar software
Course For After Effects Cartoon Animation (Popularity: ) : Learn how to animate photos and create basic characters in the style of *South Park*, *Monty Python* and *Jib Jab* in this tutorial, Cartoon Animation Basics, by After Effects expert Richard Lainhart. Character animation in After Effects can ...
Course For After Effects CS5 101 (Popularity: ) : This App contains 5-Hours of Adobe After Effects CS5 Tutorial-Videos by Adobe*s After Effects CS5 is the industry-leading motion graphics software that powers animations across all media including the web, on TV and in feature films. Join visual ...
Beauty Box for After Effects (Popularity: ) : Remove 10 years in 10 minutes. Beauty Box is the next generation in skin retouching software. This plugin for After Effects and Final Cut Pro will automatically identify and smooth skin tones while preserving important facial features. Beauty Box automatically ...
Course For After Effects CS5 303 - More Cartoon Animation Basics (Popularity: ) : Learn to use Adobe After Effects' Puppet Pin tool to animate characters in the "squash-and-stretch" style seen in the classic cartoons of the 30s & 50s in More Cartoon Animation Basics by After Effects expert Richard Lainhart... The rubbery, ...
Course For After Effects Motion Tracking & Stabilization (Popularity: ) : Learn the ins-and-outs of After Effects* Motion Tracking and Stabilization techniques with special effects expert, Richard Lainhart. Have you ever wanted to transform your *Shaky-Cam* hand-held footage into a smooth as silk Steady-Cam shot? How about seamlessly replacing ...
Course For Final Cut Pro X 106 - Titles, Effects and Compositing (Popularity: ) : Final Cut Pro X incorporates very powerful tools for creating titles, visual effects and complex composite shots. Join star trainer and video editor Michael Wohl, as he explores each of these techniques and shows you how they are created, customized ...
Course For Encore 101 (Popularity: ) : Encore DVD is Adobe's full-featured, commercial DVD-Video authoring application. Learn how it works in this tutorial ... Encore DVD is the final piece of the puzzle for many projects created using the Adobe Creative Suite of Applications. For example, ...
Course For Photoshop CS5 - Retouching (Popularity: ) : Take photo retouching and adjustments to a whole new level*Learn advanced, professional techniques from a seasoned photographer. There*s photo correction that most people do, and then there*s the serious photo retouching and image adjustments that the pros take ...
Course For Premiere Pro 5 - DSLR Workflows (Popularity: ) : DSLRs are here and they're great at shooting amazing video! Along with new technologies come new challenges in a video editor*s workflow. Join expert trainer Jeff Greenberg as he teaches you how to optimize your DSLR workflow in Adobe Premiere ...
Course For Motion 4 101 (Popularity: ) : Michael Wohl is Apple's Courseware & Manual author for Motion 4 - Learn how Motion works from a true insider! Motion is an amazing app for making motion graphics and other animations for your video projects. In this ...
Course For Compressor (Popularity: ) : Over 4-hours of Compressor 3.5 tutorial-videos. Watch the HD version of this tutorial at: Video Compression Guru Francesco Schiavon shows you Compressor 3.5. This 4.5-hour tutorial starts with a solid overview of the video compression workflow in Compressor 3.5. ...
Video Image Extractor (Popularity: ) : This app is an advanced software that make you can extract images from a video. It will be a necessary tool for any video editors, movie fans and video analyst. Many video formats can be supported by this app, such ...
User reviews

Write a review:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1=poor 10=excellent
Write review*
Your name*
  (Comments are moderated, and will not appear on this site until the editor has approved them)
Course For After Effects Secrets of Particle Playground
Rate me
supported os's
downloads 6
price $19.99
version 1.0
user rating 5/10
our rating 0 Stars
share info
Recommend Course For After Effects Secrets of Particle Playground
Report spyware
New Software
Popular Software
Latest Reviews