Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Rigging 3D particle emitters, part of Mograph Techniques: Retiming and Tracking Footage.
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To create flowing streaks off the back of our football, we're going to have to rig a…3D particle emitter. Now, to get started with that let's create…some 3D particles. Let's go up under Layer > New > Solid.…With our new Solid we want to make sure it's the comp size and it doesn't really…matter what color, so I'll leave mine set to Dark Gray.…We can click OK. Now to create our emitter you want to go…up to effect, under track code and choose particular.…Now one of the great things in particular is the fact that you can create 3D…particlar emitters using lights inside of after effects.…
So lets add a light into our scene. Go up under Layer > New > Light.…I'll just choose a generic Point Light. Let's make sure the Intensity is set at…around 100% and then click OK. Now, with a light in the scene, we need to…reselect our Layer 2. This is our particular layer.…While we're here let's go ahead and name this Particles.…(SOUND) Open the Emitter settings, and under the Emitter, we can change the…emitter type from a point emitter to a light emitter.…
- Analyzing a rough cut
- Tracking with mocha
- Adding and animating spheres
- Creating an animated logo with particles
- Adding dynamic motion
- Color correcting the back plate
- Blending particles emitters
- Retiming layers with prerenders
- Adjusting speed with Timewarp
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Isolating the Base Layer Video
Analyzing the rough cut2m 7s
2. Tracking Footage
3. Adding Graphics
4. Adding Color Correction and Finishing Touches
Next steps1m 21s
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