In this long-delayed tutorial I will show you an efficient method for disintegrating/dispersing a 3D layer into particles. The method shown here has been optimized to produce maximum amount of particles at lowest computing cost (more stuff flying around, faster renders).
Running time: 70min
Required tools: After Effects, Trapcode Particular
Optional plug-ins: VC Optical Flares (or similar)
Please, make sure to enable HD option when viewing the videos.
Download the files associated with this tutorial below:
- Project File
- Tutorial Video (376MB MP4)
What you think of the close-up zooms edited in the video – are they useful, annoying, distracting? Let me know in the comments below.
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