Creating Particle Effects

Lesson 39

Apply and track a particle emitter to footage of a moving locomotive. Import an image to create a custom smoke particle shape, and then edit the appearance and behavior of the custom particle types.

Overview

Use the Particles operator to quickly create particles on 2D layers. In this lesson, create and track a particle effect to simulate the smoke of a train’s steam engine. First, use a blank emitter library (*.ELC) to create a particle emitter. Next, track the particle emitter to a clip. Customize the appearance of the particles using an imported image.

In this lesson:

  • Add a Particle operator to a clip ...

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