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Particles (146 Tutorials)

After Effects: Superluminal Stardust in-depth

After Effects: Superluminal Stardust in-depth

October 3, 2017

Eran Stern teaches you everything you need to know to get started using Stardust, with 7 tutorials on Emitters, Particles, Replica, Forces, and more. And then Lendon Bracewell shows you how to create an energy wave using the Emitter, Field, Force and Turbulence nodes.

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Superluminal Stardust Particle Earth HUD in After Effects

Superluminal Stardust Particle Earth HUD in After Effects

August 29, 2017

Learn how to create a rather complex particle earth HUD using the Superluminal Stardust plug-in in After Effects, in this tutorial by Roland Hartmann from graphicINmotion.

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After Effects: Stardust for AE – Getting Started

After Effects: Stardust for AE – Getting Started

August 8, 2017

Eran Stern from SternFX walks you through the basics of using the Emitter Node in Superluminal Stardust modular 3D particle system in After Effects.

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Stitch Effect with Trapcode Particular from Red Giant

Stitch Effect with Trapcode Particular from Red Giant

August 1, 2017

A Stitch Effect in time saves… time! Michael Park demonstrates how to create the look of jeans being stitched using Trapcode Particular.

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Maya Monday: Particles and Particle Plug-ins

Maya Monday: Particles and Particle Plug-ins

July 24, 2017

We are going to talk about one of the most useful and versatile types of effects out there – particles. Particles can be used to make fire, smoke, water drops, microbes, dust and sand, and any number of miscellaneous motion graphic elements. We’re going to lump fluid simulation in as well and cover a few plug-ins to expand your options.

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Brain Cells

Brain Cells

June 13, 2017

Motionsquared has a breat tutorial on creating brain cells in Cinema 4D. I used this tutorial in a project last year. Super useful tutorial. Scroll to the end of the page for the tutorials.

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Cell Dividing: Adobe After Effects Tutorial

Cell Dividing: Adobe After Effects Tutorial

June 13, 2017

Caleb Ward explains how to visualize cell division in After Effects.

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Medical Animation Tutorial – Creating a simple cell model in Maya

Medical Animation Tutorial – Creating a simple cell model in Maya

June 13, 2017

Annie Campbell (a relative of Nicks?) explains how to create red blood cells with Maya and After Effects. Scroll down the page to tutorials to find it.

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Sub Surface Scattering, Blurry Reflections, X-Particles, Physical Render and Blurry Transparency

Sub Surface Scattering, Blurry Reflections, X-Particles, Physical Render and Blurry Transparency

June 13, 2017

Nick Campbell explains how to create some cells with Cinema 4D and X-Particles. Scroll down the page to tutorials section. 

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Burning Question: Medical Animations

Burning Question: Medical Animations

June 13, 2017

The human body is still such an enigma and there are so many technical, yet beautiful, 2D and 3D animations that help to visualize those microscopic mysteries. We had a question about some methods of creating cells and other microscopic elements. First, we have some gorgeous examples to inspire you, followed by a few tutorials for various host applications.

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Superluminal Stardust Replica Motion Graphics Elements

Superluminal Stardust Replica Motion Graphics Elements

June 13, 2017

This is a walk through of how to add some fun and engaging elements to your After Effects comps with Superluminal Stardust by replicating particles.

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Create a Magical Particle Trail with Stardust

Create a Magical Particle Trail with Stardust

June 6, 2017

Make a Magical Particle Trail with Visionary Universe’s Lendon Bracewell walks you through making an enchanted magic particle trail with Stardust.

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Cinema 4D: Create Simple Flocking Sims with C4D Flock Modifier

Cinema 4D: Create Simple Flocking Sims with C4D Flock Modifier

May 16, 2017

Sam Winter from Digital Meat explains how to use the Flock Modifier plug-in to make particles simulate the flocking of birds or a school of fish.

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cebas thinkingParticles – Simulate Gelatin Cubes

cebas thinkingParticles – Simulate Gelatin Cubes

May 2, 2017

Learn how to simulate super elastic gelatine cubes using Viscoelastic Fluids in thinkingParticles, with this tutorial from cebas Visual Technology.

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Midweek Motivation: cebas thinkingParticles – Joe Scarr Q & A

Midweek Motivation: cebas thinkingParticles – Joe Scarr Q & A

April 26, 2017

Joe Scarr (formerly ScanlineVFX, Vancouver), gives many great tips, pointers, techniques and insights into the visual effects he has helped to create for major films like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’, TV shows such as ‘Shannara Chronicles’ and video games like ‘The Witcher 2’, using thinkingParticles, in this 6 part series.  Plus part 6 is actually a great thinkingParticle tutorial from Joe.

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