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How to Cheat in After Effects, 2nd Edition by Chad Perkins

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8 Particles

IN THE AFTER EFFECTS WORLD, IT DOESN'T GET MORE FUN THAN PARTICLES. I just love particles. Particle systems allow us to easily control multiple objects. This is almost akin to being the CEO of a very large company, where we just offer some direction, and our underlings do all the hard stuff while we get all the credit!

In this chapter, we're going to start out by looking at what a particle system is exactly, as well as some common controls. That way, we're up to speed for the rest of the chapter. Then we'll make rain, snow, confetti, fireworks, smoke, and even flowing chocolate from scratch. We'll also check out some powerful and ...

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