Experiment with particle effects

All the elements in this animation are generated within After Effects using the Trapcode Form and Particular plug-ins and require no external PSDs or graphic elements. In motion graphics you have to maintain a steady balance between design sensibilities and technical savvy: the most successful and influential people in the field generally excel in both.

The project featured here was created after hours of experimenting with Trapcode’s settings and randomly entering values. Initially I was struggling to produce an entirely different result – a funnel, or tornado – but I ended up with some very unexpected but beautiful shapes that I knew I wanted to build on. Over the following steps I’ll explain how to use Trapcode Form to create an abstract sea creature with a looping swimming motion. You can get a free trial version of Trapcode here.


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