I wonder if any of you fellow grazers can help here.
I’m trying to make a collection of random letters form into the shape of objects within a 3D comp. I’ve tried to get info on using partical playgroup for this but i dont feel it will work to well as i will have multiple letters not a complete word of phrase. I thought about using a technique similar to the one in Joe Chao’s tutorial where he moves the camera through the particals but that wont work either because i will need the letters to move off of one shape and then form another.
Does anyone have any ideas, or indeed know the best way to achieve this?
Assuming each letter is on a separate layer, you could use expressions to “morph” them from one position to another, but it will still be a lot of work. Other than that, you’d probably have more luck with just faking the swarming behavior by using some text animators with extrem settings and then animating those parameters to mimic the alignment.