Animating Shapes with Particles instead of Keyframes

This one blew my mind. It’s a simple concept with some powerful applications that I certainly had never considered:

Animate using particles instead of keyframes.

Sounds crazy?

Of course it’s not something you’ll do for everything, but as you’ll see in the video, it makes great looking motion for some shape effects better & faster than if you tried the same thing with keyframes.

In this video from VFXstudy, you’ll learn about:

  • 02:00 Particle System – Basic Setup
  • 03:29 pEmitter Position and Style
  • 06:25 Particle Merge (pMerge)
  • 07:31 Accelerate with pDirectional Force
  • 10:03 Reflect Particles with pBounce
  • 11:53 Play Reverse with Time Speed
  • 12:21 Particles from Images
  • 14:03 Probablity via Particle Conditions

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