Graham Quince's channel ShiveringCactus tutorial to use Images as Particles Transition in Adobe After Effects

Images as Particles Transition in After Effects

Add a customisable chapter screen to your videos with this easy to reuse transition.

Sorted Food are a food channel here on YouTube producing high quality content and while food is their main focus, they are pretty slick with motion graphics. So when they started using a transition I’d never seen before, my VFX interest was piqued.

If you’re not sure what transition I’m talking about, copies of an image fall from above and stack up to fill the screen. They pause for a moment, before falling off the screen.

So began an investigation to see if I could figure out how to reproduce this effect. And I discovered that while it was simple to acheive using RedGiant Trapcode Particular, it wasn’t possible to do using any of the native particle effects. But I kept going and eventually found a way to animate dozens (if not hundreds) of individual layers to animate themselves to cover the screen.

Some contents or functionalities here are not available due to your cookie preferences!

This happens because the functionality/content marked as “Google Youtube” uses cookies that you choosed to keep disabled. In order to view this content or use this functionality, please enable cookies: click here to open your cookie preferences.


Unreal Engine for video production – getting started
Welcome to my series on learning Unreal Engine for After Effects users. …
Optical Printers: compositing before After Effects
Beyond the basic explanation of "blue screen", have you ever wondered how …

Enjoying this tutorial? Sign up for the Creative COW Newsletter!

Sign up for the Creative COW newsletter and get weekly updates on industry news, forum highlights, jobs, inspirational tutorials, tips, burning questions, and more! Receive bulletins from the largest, longest-running community dedicated to supporting professionals working in film, video, and audio.

Enter your email address, and your first and last name below!

Sign up:

* indicates required

Responses

We use anonymous cookies to give you the best experience we can.
Our Privacy policy | GDPR Policy