Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Trapcode Particular Essential Training

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Trapcode Particular is an Adobe After Effects plugin that creates and produces particle effects. Author and Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins, teaches this online tutorial to help you get acquainted with this software. This course begins with the basics and configurations of Trapcode Particular and then presents six different projects that exhibit key designs and animations. Other topics in this course include tested tips and tricks, working with different emitter types, understanding the curve-drawing interface, adjusting the particle life span, using custom, moving and auxiliary particles, integrating the After Effects lights and cameras, using motion path, and working with gravity and wind. Get to know this new plugin and prepare yourself for the many facts and commands for particle effects.

Topics include:
• Getting started with Particular
• Working with an intro project
• Understanding the emitter
• Adjusting particle attributes
• Working with custom particles
• Integrating After Effects 3D
• Tips and tricks
• Intermediate features
• Project one: camera flashes
• Project two: campfire smoke
• Project three: welding sparks
• Project four: light streaks
• Project five: flock of birds
• Project six: logo dissolve

Level: Beginner
Length: 4h 37m
Release Date: September 27, 2012

Here is a preview of the tutorial to give you a good idea of what the tutorial is like: