18. Light Streaks
Use Trapcode's Particular to generate light streaks
 
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PAUL ROFF
04/02/2014
Cannot seem to get my light stream to be visible when a camera is visible. My version of after effects (cs5)tells me that the camera only works with 3D layers, but when I toggle 3D on the particles layer with the camera on, the light stream also dissappears... what is the solution? Also, I feel like the stream is emmitting or flowing to slow... the solution to that is to raise the amount of particles per second... and the frames per second of the composition?
PAUL ROFF
04/02/2014
Wondering... in my version of After Effects (cs5) I'm having difficulty with the camera. When I have the camera visible, the light stream disappears... It states a warning that the camera only works with 3D layers, but if I enable the particles layer's 3D switch, with the camera visible, the stream still is not visible. I too had to use the sprite and texture features rather than the custom particle. What do you know about cs5 particluar... what is the work around to be able to orbit around a visible light stream? Thanks...
sOcOmfIghtErs12
03/23/2014
Very easy and very helpful tutorial. Cheers.
tankman37
01/16/2014
7 years late!!!....using this for a friends video..
AndrewHD3
12/19/2013
So i'm making some similar effects with thinner light streaks and more particles. however i'm seeing a lot of jagged edges when the lines curve. any thoughts on the setting that might be culprit in causing a rough edge and MOIRE in the particle effect on a black background
chinni
08/07/2013
light effacts
Sam
07/17/2013
If i dont have Emitter in particles what should i do i tried many different way and didnt work any help plz
Terence
01/26/2013
5 YEARS! WOOHOO!
Rado Dam
01/10/2013
I'm Dam Rado, come frome Cambodia. thanks you for your adding tutorial video.
om kori
12/17/2012
thanxxxxx buddy
Kyle Halim
12/07/2012
I'm stuck at Particles where you said "Custom" . I'm using CS6 but there isn't have "Custom" in Particles type .
Amy
04/15/2014
Hey Brady and Xplodwild, thanks for this information. I couldn't find it anywhere on the net for this information other than your comments.
brady
08/06/2013
look for the layer texture dropdown under particle type after changing it to sprite. under texture, you can set the particle's layer
Morgan S
07/30/2013
I have set it to Sprite but do not see anything.
xplodwild
01/08/2013
It's named "Sprite" in newer versions.
Shahrzad
12/04/2012
I LOVE YOUR TUTORIALS THANKS SO MUCH.I am learning a lot from you guys .
I have CS3 and in CS3 so don't have " Trapcode's Particular ".

Cheers
Shahrzad
Alron
11/02/2012
@Imran
for AE CS 5/6 in the particle type option select textured polygon fill and from that under texture you select the particle_50 layer and then follow the other steps as shown in the tutorial
imran
10/19/2012
hey i am working on light steaks but cs6 particular don't have particle type custom. tell me another way.
Miller
09/05/2013
Also under time sampling, put Start at Birth - Stretch
Onur
05/13/2013
in cs6 there is no Custom option, you can just select particle type as : TEXTURED OLYGON FILL, then in the Texture panel you just select layer : particle_50. it works.
Stian
10/20/2012
Why don't you just play around and try different types then? You know, you don't have to do it EXACTLY the way he tells you to do. However, the option "Sprite" is probably there. Try that one. Should do the same.
Ravikumar
09/21/2012
Hi Andrew. Im only young and learning to use AE. I really enjoy these tutorials and here in england I saw this on BBC!!
bjar
09/20/2012
haloo that is vary good
Kalil
09/06/2012
I am watching this 'five years from now'...
suraj
09/04/2012
awesome dude...
Mike
08/30/2012
I like the fact that, He explains the other things you can do.. and if you wanna change it and not JUST .. The tut hes trying to show us.
Karim
08/16/2012
How about writing your own words with that streak!
how can I do that
Vince
08/10/2012
Hey! I'm using CS4 and particular 2.1. Whenever I use sprite or textured polygon in particle type, I can't see the particle 50? What are the right settings for this? Can anyone help? Thanks!
Karim
08/16/2012
Expand the (Particle) tab, then select (textured polygon) as the particle type
after that on (Texture) --> layer --> choose particle 50
Karim
08/16/2012
Expand the "Particle" tab, then select (textured polygon) as the particle type
after that on "Texture" --> layer --> choose particle 50
Vince
08/10/2012
Hey! I'm using CS4 and particular 2.1. Whenever I use sprite or textured polygon in particle type, I can't see the particle 50? What are the right settings for this? Can anyone help? Thanks!
LT Airborne
06/28/2012
how'd he know I'd be watching this exactly 5 years later ... Andrew Kramer = Prophet?
ShahabG
08/01/2012
No Andrea Kramer = Created guy
Oveur
06/12/2012
incradable
Shabbir
06/01/2012
its awesome and m very grateful to you for this tutorial
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