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Hereโ€™s a simple sparks preset created using Trapcode Particular.

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  1. Ryan Williams
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    Very nicely done, very effective.

    I was wondering how you decided what letters to use for the sparks? Did you just go in a diagonal line to draw the readers eye from left to right?

  2. JD
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    Hi Ryan, Yes, and that left to right gave a nice even spread of sparks ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. tielman
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    Hey cool work.
    Did you make the background with a texture map? Or are they actualy 3d(the things on the plane)
    Thanks for the sparks project
    T

  4. JD
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    The background is a ProAnimator plane primitive with a texture map applied.

  5. DVAnomaly
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    I’m working on a version of this, so far I have Textured the plane and added a second short video clip as the “Reflectivity” texture, but.. I’m not sure how JD made his look so grungy and old/ gold looking, so I’m working on that & the text animation and texturing tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

    I will post it when it is satisfactory to publish.

    Thanks JD

  6. DFX-Anomaly
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    The post above was from me (VFX-Anomaly)Sorry for any confusion ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love this place!

    Thanks JD

  7. Rhonda Linerman
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    Hi John

    just a quick note to tell you how much I
    admire your woork…I noticed you use alot of 3rd party pluggins for AE…I was
    thinking of getting some…I also have Pro Animator…right now Digital Juice
    http://www.digitaljuice.com is offering Trapcode 3s pack and Particular at 50% off..should I jump on these

  8. DFX-Anomaly
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    If you want to create “Stunning” VFX either for Broadcast Media, or clients, Trapcode and Zaxwerks, Are going to satisfy your Creative Juices! I also recommend, DigiEffects & Knoll Light Factory. There are many other 3rd party plug-ins that may be of interest but I recommend starting with those, and get a familiarity with 3rd party plug-ins before you spend to much time on them, and not enough on built in effects from AE, And your own creative Vision using AE, for a perfect example watch http://pacific.adobe.acrobat.com/p68377335/

    And you will see JD showing how to use AE CS3 without a 3rd party plug-in.

    Anyway Best of luck in your creativity!

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. uri
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    Hi JD,

    i have to say your training is the best i have seen so far.

    can’t wait for the next DVD

    Uri

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