Trapcode Particular Essential Training
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Trapcode Particular Essential Training

with Chad Perkins

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Folks, that is the end of Particular Essential Training on behalf of lynda.com. I want to thank you so much for watching. This has been an especially fun training series to produce and create for you. So I hope you got a lot out of it. And another thing you might want to check out is on the Red Giant software website, that's redgiantsoftware.com, they have this thing called RGTV, it's Red Giant TV and there are tons of great free tips and tricks and tutorials on advanced features and also just great little tricks here and there for Trapcode Particular as well as all of the Red Giant products.
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  1. 6m 34s
    1. Welcome
      2m 38s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 19s
    3. The prerequisites to this course
      48s
    4. Using Trapcode Particular vs. Trapcode Form
      1m 49s
  2. 8m 40s
    1. Applying the Particular effect
      2m 44s
    2. Using the included presets
      3m 12s
    3. Understanding the Particular paradigm
      2m 44s
  3. 6m 10s
    1. Creating the smoke emitter
      2m 14s
    2. Refining the smoke
      2m 8s
    3. Using the particles as an alpha matte
      1m 48s
  4. 29m 48s
    1. Adjusting the particles per second
      6m 43s
    2. Working with different emitter types
      7m 48s
    3. Animating emitter position
      3m 43s
    4. Understanding direction and velocity
      9m 32s
    5. Creating a pre-run
      2m 2s
  5. 25m 26s
    1. Adjusting particle life span
      3m 4s
    2. Choosing the look of the particle
      4m 12s
    3. Using the Particular curve-drawing interface
      6m 11s
    4. Drawing particle opacity
      4m 20s
    5. Coloring particles
      7m 39s
  6. 16m 3s
    1. Using another layer as a particle
      6m 30s
    2. Working with sprites and polygons
      3m 18s
    3. Rotating particles
      6m 15s
  7. 22m 28s
    1. Using Particular in 3D scenes
      6m 58s
    2. Using After Effects lights as emitters
      6m 22s
    3. Using light falloff on particles
      5m 29s
    4. Achieving a shallow depth of field
      3m 39s
  8. 28m 0s
    1. Adding glow
      6m 50s
    2. Using Particular with multiple effects
      7m 6s
    3. Using 32-bit particles
      5m 15s
    4. Linking emitters to other layers
      3m 16s
    5. Using a motion path
      5m 33s
  9. 38m 41s
    1. Using a movie as a particle
      8m 12s
    2. Working with gravity
      4m 31s
    3. Moving particles with wind
      8m 24s
    4. Bouncing particles off of other layers
      6m 18s
    5. Globally adjusting particle timing
      3m 53s
    6. Adding complexity with the aux system
      7m 23s
  10. 15m 31s
    1. Creating the basic flash particle
      5m 33s
    2. Simulating camera flashes
      9m 58s
  11. 20m 46s
    1. Making the smoke
      9m 36s
    2. Adding embers
      5m 34s
    3. Enhancing the effect
      5m 36s
  12. 11m 56s
    1. About particle motion blur
      3m 16s
    2. Creating welding sparks
      8m 40s
  13. 19m 47s
    1. Creating and animating the emitter
      3m 44s
    2. Creating the light streak
      7m 51s
    3. Smoothing with subframes
      1m 43s
    4. Enhancing with aux particles
      6m 29s
  14. 14m 22s
    1. Examining the bird particle movie
      2m 0s
    2. Creating the bird particles
      8m 59s
    3. Using World Transform
      3m 23s
  15. 12m 30s
    1. Using a layer emitter
      4m 55s
    2. Dissolving the logo
      7m 35s
  16. 1m 11s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 11s

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Watch the Online Video Course Trapcode Particular Essential Training
4h 37m Beginner Sep 27, 2012

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In this course, veteran author and animator Chad Perkins explores Trapcode Particular, an industry-standard third-party Adobe After Effects plugin for generating particle effects. After exploring the menu structure, basic operations, and some key tips and tricks, the course tackles a series of short projects that represent the kinds of design and animation tasks that motion graphics or VFX artists can create, such as camera flashes, smoke, sparks, or even a flock of birds.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the Particular paradigm
  • Working with different emitter types
  • Understanding the curve-drawing interface
  • Animating the emitter's position
  • Adjusting the particles' life span
  • Using custom particles
  • Using Particular's auxiliary particles
  • Integrating the After Effects lights and cameras
  • Using a motion path
  • Working with gravity and wind
  • Using movies as particles
Subject:
Video
Software:
After Effects Particular
Author:
Chad Perkins

Goodbye

Folks, that is the end of Particular Essential Training on behalf of lynda.com. I want to thank you so much for watching. This has been an especially fun training series to produce and create for you. So I hope you got a lot out of it. And another thing you might want to check out is on the Red Giant software website, that's redgiantsoftware.com, they have this thing called RGTV, it's Red Giant TV and there are tons of great free tips and tricks and tutorials on advanced features and also just great little tricks here and there for Trapcode Particular as well as all of the Red Giant products.

So it's a great resource. And also if you click here, Red Giant people, that's another website where you can connect to other Red Giant users, and you can also get a bunch of other presets for Trapcode Particular from gurus and other people that really know what they are doing, and they have a lot of those presets for free. They also have some gurus that sell their presets and you could buy those here. So another great resource for Particular. Again, my name is Chad Perkins, thank you so much for watching!

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