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Just the Tip: Making a Twister / Tornado in After Effects using CC Particle World

Here's a quick tutorial showing how you can create a particle Twister in Adobe After Effects, using just the native plugins, mainly Cycore's CC Particle World with a bit of CC Vector Blur too.



I use a set of expressions from a previous tutorial, Linking CC Particle World to a 3D Null in After Effects:





Expressions used for the 3D NULL link:

Position X:

x=thisComp.layer("Null 1").transform.position[0]-thisComp.width/2; x/thisComp.width;

Position Y:

y=thisComp.layer("Null 1").transform.position[1]-thisComp.height/2; y/thisComp.width;

Position Z:

z=thisComp.layer("Null 1").transform.position[2]; z/thisComp.width;

Adding a wiggle in only two directions / axis:

X = wiggle(1,50)[0]; Y=value[1]; Z=wiggle(1,50)[2]; [X,Y,Z]

Project download: http://bit.ly/38nBaBB


Posted by: Graham Quince on Feb 15, 2020 at 10:47:42 am after effects, expressions, particles, cc particle world

Just the tip: Linking CC Particle World to 3D Null

Here's a quick tutorial to help you make the most of AE's built-in particle system. CC Particle World works in 3D space, but it’s coordinate system is different the rest of After Effects. Use the expressions below to solve that problem by adding them to the Producer settings.



Expressions:
Position X:
x=thisComp.layer("Null 1").transform.position[0]-thisComp.width/2;
x/thisComp.width;

Position Y:
y=thisComp.layer("Null 1").transform.position[1]-thisComp.height/2;
y/thisComp.width;

Position Z:
z=thisComp.layer("Null 1").transform.position[2];
z/thisComp.width;


Posted by: Graham Quince on Nov 9, 2019 at 5:40:23 pm Cc particle world, particles, 3D



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