Free Project: Golden Particles

Did you know that CC Particle World allows you to use an image (or texture) as a custom particle type? Just select the “Textured QuadPolygon” and a texture roll-out becomes available that allows you to choose a layer along with some other options.

Here is a fun project file that uses a custom particle type to create the image-based glowing lights.

Download Project CS3

August 10th, 2009 @ 7:24 am
    October 4th, 2011 @ 11:42 am
    Thanks andrew
August 10th, 2009 @ 7:24 am
Great :)
    August 5th, 2012 @ 4:55 am
    yes AFTER EFFECT project free download than kyu
August 10th, 2009 @ 7:24 am
great !!!!
August 10th, 2009 @ 7:28 am
Thanks for keeping it real!
August 10th, 2009 @ 7:28 am
August 10th, 2009 @ 7:29 am
Nice look ...!!

Thank u Andrew!
August 10th, 2009 @ 7:32 am
Andrew kramer............alow me to quote borat; ...Very nice!! We would like to see 3d motion graphics please! and you cinema 4d please!!
August 10th, 2009 @ 7:34 am
Thank you. You give us a lot Mr.Andrew.
August 10th, 2009 @ 7:34 am
Thanks Andrew....
August 10th, 2009 @ 7:34 am

frm, mizoram
August 10th, 2009 @ 7:41 am
Andrew that looks really awesome man! How did you find that out in the first place?
August 10th, 2009 @ 7:46 am
Perfect project!!!
August 10th, 2009 @ 7:48 am
7:08:46 AM

You are up early, Andrew!
August 10th, 2009 @ 8:08 am
could you post a video example here, please?

Thank you very much!
August 10th, 2009 @ 8:11 am
Its class Thanks!
August 10th, 2009 @ 8:18 am
That's cool! Can you create custom particles like in Particular? There seems to be so much you can do with Particular that CC Particle World will not allow you to. I'd like to learn more about the power of CC P W.
Thanks Andrew!
August 10th, 2009 @ 8:18 am
Pretty cool Andrew, I've always tried to do this, but whenever I used in image in CC particle, it would face the camera and look like poopy. This actually looks good!
August 10th, 2009 @ 8:20 am
good morning
August 10th, 2009 @ 8:23 am
Woke up this morning with a cool ae project! Thankssssssss =D
August 10th, 2009 @ 8:25 am
great stuff:)
August 10th, 2009 @ 8:27 am
Why not particles forming a word on the floor?
August 10th, 2009 @ 8:33 am
Nice..of course i downloadet it ;)
August 10th, 2009 @ 8:39 am
Thanks Andrew.
August 10th, 2009 @ 8:44 am
August 10th, 2009 @ 8:45 am
thx Andrew.....hope you enjoy the show
August 10th, 2009 @ 10:36 am
keep doing what you do!
you are the best andrew, born to do this.
thx to teach us!
August 10th, 2009 @ 10:40 am
Nice.....Thanks Andrew.
August 10th, 2009 @ 10:45 am
Awesome! Thanks AK for another cool project. :)
August 10th, 2009 @ 10:50 am your projects!
August 10th, 2009 @ 11:05 am
Thank you! I love your work...
from brazil
August 10th, 2009 @ 11:14 am
Very Cool! Great job!
August 10th, 2009 @ 11:28 am
Dude you guys are really awesome....Andrew i love your creative ideas. and in Every tutorial and Projects there are some tricks that you gonna showed.
August 10th, 2009 @ 12:11 pm
great! Thanx Mr.Andrew
August 10th, 2009 @ 12:13 pm
Thank you. You give us a lot Mr.Andrew.You let me has improved a lot.
Akhil Tanwar….
August 10th, 2009 @ 12:28 pm
i hope that u guys don't delete any of the tutorials....cuz i know u got rid of the really really old tutorials (like the old meteor crash on earth from 2005 i think.....)
sunil thapa (nepal)
August 10th, 2009 @ 12:59 pm
thnx andrew.......u r awesome ........ u always provide us awesome ........ project and tut........ many many thnx from nepal............. and namaskar.......mean thnx nepali..........
August 10th, 2009 @ 1:34 pm
wow thats beautiful.

Never cease to amaze.
August 10th, 2009 @ 1:36 pm
First off, very nice effect. Am I just having a total brain lapse, or can you not color correct the PNG layer itself, but you have to color correct the particle layers? I'm a big fan of reusing code, so I like to only change things in one place. I suppose I could pre-compose the two particle layers with the PNG layer, then add an adjustment to that pre-composition.

I was just hoping I could color correct the PNG itself to quickly get the same effect.

Once again, nice job!
August 10th, 2009 @ 1:37 pm
D'OH! So that's how its done.
August 10th, 2009 @ 1:47 pm
great Idea Andrew really i didn't knew this :(
thank you so much :D
August 10th, 2009 @ 1:48 pm
oh god, thanks Andrew :D there's no chance you'd do Maya tutorials?
August 10th, 2009 @ 2:07 pm
Thank you Andrew. I love your website!!
Jose Salgado
August 10th, 2009 @ 2:15 pm
Really, as always, incredible! Definitely the best Website on After Effects!, Thanks for teaching us a lot!
From Argentina, a big hug!
August 10th, 2009 @ 2:18 pm
Hey Andrew, I was curious, I recently watched the movie "The Collector" and in the special thanks catergory it said "Andrew Kramer." I was wondering did you have anything to do with the film or is it just pure coincidence?
August 10th, 2009 @ 2:24 pm
wow! I didn't know you could do this! I've been wanting to do it for all my After Effects life! Thanks heaps!
August 10th, 2009 @ 2:38 pm
another great thing...
anvir tahini
August 10th, 2009 @ 2:52 pm
August 10th, 2009 @ 2:58 pm
Hey VideoCopilot Team ;)

Ive been following the hole project a long time now and everytime i check the site its :P awesome ;)

i think id like to thank all people in the background for the hard work and like to say that its not all about andrew :D

ive learned a lot about AE here and it was a gateway for me to the real world, (if you get that)

so, i stay tuned and like to see more of the great work!

a last thing: id like to see the VCP show, so when does it start?

greetings from germany ;)
August 10th, 2009 @ 3:00 pm
i really like how you have more updates allot instead of like every week or so :)

btw i bought all your products even AE 2(2k film res)
August 10th, 2009 @ 3:21 pm
Man that's awesome. Never a dull momment.
August 10th, 2009 @ 3:24 pm
cool, ppc
August 10th, 2009 @ 3:52 pm
If someone could help me out doing this that would be Great I rlly want to know how to do :)
jim hines
August 10th, 2009 @ 3:56 pm
Thank you for this but dang I feel stupid for not finding that out on my own. Thanks again though.
August 10th, 2009 @ 5:01 pm
aawweessoooomme thanks big bro.....
August 10th, 2009 @ 6:50 pm
thanks, thanks alot Mr.Andrew. We need more from you....
once again thanks
August 10th, 2009 @ 7:36 pm
I love turtles.
August 10th, 2009 @ 8:04 pm
no hay dia que no visite esta pagina, gracias andrew
Johann Torres
August 10th, 2009 @ 8:20 pm
Excelent! thanks A.K.!!!
August 10th, 2009 @ 9:11 pm

August 10th, 2009 @ 9:25 pm
Just wonderful, i like how you make all your work Colorful and Shineful...
August 11th, 2009 @ 12:25 am
thank you looks good
August 11th, 2009 @ 12:50 am
I've never dared to try making my own particles, thanks for showing me how easy it is !
August 11th, 2009 @ 1:02 am
Hy Andrew nice job u did here but i think the text should have been color corrected to blend with the particles and the environment as well...other things its really awesome man the particles have alot of color information!!!
Brain Blast
August 11th, 2009 @ 1:12 am
Oh..Andrew..this is great...
August 11th, 2009 @ 2:06 am
Thabks from Georgia(country)
August 11th, 2009 @ 2:08 am
I am glad the proposal has remained something that was not done for the development of lessons is not to explain

He would struggle a large public turnout, you can develop a new product in the context Every
August 11th, 2009 @ 2:34 am
Thank you Andrew for your awesome ideas and techniques! Always a pleasure to read you.
August 11th, 2009 @ 3:28 am
hey guys, big shout out to AE2 in our new daily video update:

massively useful product
August 11th, 2009 @ 3:45 am
this way you could make smoke pretty easy, Thnx Andrew! BTW
It would be nice if you'de make a tutorial of this!
August 11th, 2009 @ 4:09 am
I like It....
August 11th, 2009 @ 7:00 am
Hey very good, this is another amazing thing you have created dont just take it from me when i say this we all appreciate what your doing here it's just great!
August 11th, 2009 @ 7:49 am
Please help me! The project is not working for me. My AE is CS3. I checked the post again and saw that the option in CC PW must be Textured QuadPolygon. I went back to AE and surprise! I don´t have this option. I think my version can be too old (v1.3). Can someone help me to see one more awesome Andrew´s project? Thanks a lot! cheers from Brazil!
August 11th, 2009 @ 8:33 am
hey andrew can u telll us how to make this please ;P
August 11th, 2009 @ 9:35 pm
I'm using AE7 at work still (they're tight) and ccPW has no tex quad polygon option.
August 12th, 2009 @ 10:37 am
Even if its simple, it looks so complex! Great work as usual Andrew! Thnx a Ton!
August 16th, 2009 @ 6:21 pm
Totally awesome!
August 18th, 2009 @ 12:32 am
hi andrew ur the god of ae effects really .I m the dog Of AE pls god make me andrew.
Wayne Wong
August 19th, 2009 @ 8:07 am
Thanks for the free stuff man. You've totally been an inspiration in some of my work. Keep up the good stuff, many thanx.
August 19th, 2009 @ 1:31 pm
hmmmm, so if you use a png for the particle texture, can you use the png transparency data to make nice cloudlet particles like you use in your tutorials on particular???
Alvin Yong
August 25th, 2009 @ 2:07 am
T h a n k s K r a m e r !
U're the best for me in AE!
August 25th, 2009 @ 9:24 am
Awesome !!
September 1st, 2009 @ 5:43 am
Getting a strange error: Crash occurred while invoking effect plug-in "CC Particle World"
.. oh well it's probably because my Mac feels itself so much better than a PC that it won't display anything made on a PC
designer abdou
September 5th, 2009 @ 5:08 am
thank you for these projects. baraka allah fik
September 20th, 2009 @ 2:39 pm
A small variation of the project just add a distortion

Oh iPutlucht, try making sure you have an up to date version of After effects Adobe released and up date to fix a persistent crash problem with CC particle world.
October 2nd, 2009 @ 11:28 am
Looks cool, it just keeps crashing in CS4.
October 4th, 2009 @ 11:47 am
great tutorial.. andrew kramer rocks...
October 6th, 2009 @ 6:29 am
I tried adding a glow to the text, now it has a great effect. Just a thought you could try ;)
November 30th, 2009 @ 10:08 pm
you are the man... All hail to Mr. Kramer!
January 4th, 2010 @ 10:26 pm
Thank you! Cool project!
January 18th, 2010 @ 5:58 am
Thanks ever so much xXx
May 6th, 2010 @ 2:41 am
Hello every body

I'am french sorry for my english but i really love this project and i'd would like change the text into my logo how can i do that , because i'm really beginner in after effect
if some one can help me !
thank you
July 22nd, 2010 @ 1:35 am
very good
August 25th, 2010 @ 9:46 am
cool man that is wicked
    June 27th, 2011 @ 11:22 pm
    yes man it"s cool
September 11th, 2011 @ 7:06 am
Love you andrew, your resources, site and tutorials are brilliant.
April 27th, 2012 @ 11:02 pm
thanks alot.
would you upload After Effects cs5 Project(Preset) in your web site?
August 7th, 2012 @ 3:52 am
Hello every body
thanks alot.
would you upload After Effects cs4 Project(Preset) in your web site?
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