102. Smoke Trails
• Create realistic smoke trails with Particular particles
• Randomize the look of a cloud texture with 3d turbulence
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467 Responses to "Smoke Trails"
Brendan
08/01/2014
The of times he says: 'oh and another cool feature with OPTICAL FLARES'. You can just say it once. I know you like to advertise but geeezz, you really get on my nerves.
Tom
08/12/2014
Yeah, the guy does great tutorials for free and has solid plug ins that can be purchased to support the making of said videos.. how annoying
Blikkjen
08/01/2014
And also, "Electronic Music" Hey its andrew kramer and welcome to antoher exiting tutorial
K.S. Busam
07/30/2014
andrew sir Thank u Great Tutorial andrew sir
Praveen Atole
07/15/2014
Its Very Nice Tutorial
David
06/25/2014
Woooow great tutorial. You are the best!!!
Spn guy
06/18/2014
I might be able to create a black demon smoke like the one in the supernatural tv show
001
05/22/2014
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deepak zambre from india
05/09/2014
I love u ANDREW SIR.iam very happy by your teachig AE Thax sir.
TAOFEEK DELE
04/02/2014
I NEED AFFTER EFECT TUTORIA
Jason A
03/17/2014
Nice tut, thanks for the light humor, it really does make these more fun. :)
Kamehameha Student #808
02/12/2014
please help the tutorial isn't working !!!!!
I really need to learn this for my film 2 class or I will FAILLLLLLLLLLLLL :(((((((
Rogelio Zamora
03/10/2014
so... did you fail?
yo yo honey singh
10/27/2013
When i click light(s)nothing happens pleassssssssssssssssse help me
Jaden Heller
05/21/2014
Look down at Particals/sec Modifier and set it to None.
Skuttle
09/12/2013
Hey, having a small issue in particular i set all the values to zero to create the straight line of particles at 4.56, but i don't get that i get lots of small spheres that are all separate. what have i done wrong?
Ridho
04/12/2013
how do you get particular plug in?
dfgh
10/27/2013
Go to the foll website http://trapcode-particular.softpedia.com/
dfgh
10/27/2013
Go to the foll website http://trapcode-particular.softpedia.com/
nsubuga joseph patrick
03/14/2013
good tutorials
Usman
02/15/2013
Awesome (Y)
Rico
12/17/2012
Awesome, thanks
Kevin
12/15/2012
This is great, but I really have a hard time finding a good image/picture to use. I am still trying to find a picture of NY city that looks proper lol. You guys should leave a link to the image used in the video :D
dido
11/17/2012
very nice andrew u are perfect man.
thank alot .
Rayyan Khan
10/21/2012
andrew sir i cannot get into a new comp when i alt click on the target while i was creating futuristic HUD....i m usin macbook air ..... please help me some1 sir ....????
i m posting this comment almost everywhere......
pls help me i have to submit my project in school....pls hellllllllpppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!
Josue
10/31/2012
Calm down. Posting your comment like this can tend to irritate people. Explain your problem a little better and email me at suewreck@gmail.com

Maybe I can help you.
Arash
09/20/2012
Thank u so much sir,It is realy amazing,I have a request sir that if u do a rotating shapes or pictures around a person(digital), it will be very great,tanx once again.
Johnson
09/08/2012
It's cool, I figured out what it was. I had chosen Ambient instead of Point light.
Johnson
09/08/2012
I have a problem when creating the 'Emitter' light. I go to Layer>New>Light, rename it Emitter and click 'OK', but the gizmo doesn't show up at all, so I cannot animate the path. Any help would be hugely appreciated. Thanks.
Some dude
08/15/2012
Dude, your tutorials bring a smile to my face - you make everything so clear and simple, and I can finally begin to understand the beast that is After Effects. Keep up the good work, and best of wishes.
Samuel
11/12/2012
I like watching tutorials when it is cold outside drinking hot coffee by the fire
frenzyvault
08/14/2012
Nice !
FermataFilms
07/18/2012
Hey, great Tut, just wanted to share with the community my project.
https://vimeo.com/45347971
Daniel Cruise
07/17/2012
Footage is awesome sir,so that the smoke trials look gud in the final result..
Russ
06/11/2012
No audio on playback for some reason.
Ajit
06/09/2012
Hey Andrew.... that was a fantastic tutorial.. i m using After effect first time and must say , i understand pretty much about controls.. all because of you..

Thank you
jj
04/24/2012
I have a pretty basic question. Your comp is 300 frames @ 24 frames per second. How do you figure out how much time in minutes and seconds that is.
J Man
09/07/2012
300/24=12.5 seconds.
They have his wonderful new piece of technology called a calculator. Some computers have them.
Rustam Vakhabov
03/11/2012
Hi Andrew Kramer!

I want to say thanks! You my first and best teacher in Adobe After Effects! BIG-BIG THANKS!
Jesper Jee (again)
01/25/2012
Hi again Andrew!


Well now I am on the next tutorial trying not to kill myself (haha...ooor?)

I have two problems that maybe has something to do with the settings. When I animate the Emitter I notice that you get only a few keyframes whilst I get a million. Secondly, when I write the wiggler data my animation goes totally nuts and al over the place. Can´t make it smooth as when you do it. There must be some settings somewhere....but wheeeere?

Maybe this is not the right place to ask questions. Sorry about that but I am slowly getting balled here!....Thanks again for a great Page!
Happe
01/20/2012
hi like you tutorial.but here i got a problem.I used i used adobe After effect cs5. and I can't use Particular particles effect.even i did get Particular particles it.
how can i fix it

Jack
03/09/2012
Particular is 400 dollars... not free. you have to buy it seperately
Adriano Inage
12/15/2011
i'm using this to make a xmas video!
laura
11/09/2011
Is there a way to control the lighting of the smoke or does it depends only on the cloud image used?

Help will be very much appreciated I'm stuck in this step!
Bob
10/21/2011
Just like the Harry potter death eaters
Belal Yasser
10/18/2011
This Tutorial Is Fantastic And I'm Going To Use In Many Thing Thank You Andrew Krammer And Keep on The Good Work And Waiting For New Tutorials And Plugins
Jack
10/17/2011
How do you get Trapcode -> Particular?
Jack H
03/09/2012
It aint free
anup
09/29/2011
hey, you are not responding. i am telling to make an animation of clouds
Jonathan
09/28/2011
Muy, pero muy Bueno!!! Thanks!
Santiago
09/23/2011
Hi man!! Thank's for the tutorial, It was very interesting, I'm learning a lot! See you next time
AndresL
09/09/2011
andrew mi tocallo! I'm learning a lot! thanks! and i google it "Land of the Lost" "Jurasic Park" from the earthquake 32bpc tutorial, now i get it jaja
Jeremy
09/03/2011
When I push the background layer back in "Z" Space i dont have to scale it up again when i go back to front view. Is that a problem
Novices
09/01/2011
when i type in wiggle(.5,150) it says their is a warning and this function is an undefined expression any idea how to get it to work?
Verdad
08/31/2011
You are a beast man! Worked perfectly! Best tutorial ive ever seen no lie.
Joey
08/30/2011
Hey thanks alot my cloud stuff is kinda squared but thats my fault not yours great tut (:
aidexx
08/26/2011
Hey Guys I have a problem!
I don`t have Photoshop, so my cloud doesn`t look good. There`s no transparency. So my Trail doesn`t look good. Could someone help me? Please Abdrew upload your cloud on megaupload(for example.
Thanks!
thomas
06/28/2012
1. The cloud is in the project file, which can be downloaded from this page.
2. You can always key out your cloud in a different comp and bring it into your 102 file.
Ryan
08/24/2011
When I ALT+CLICK on the stopwatch an error message appears saying:
'Class group has no property or method named 'pointOFinterest' Expression disabled'
What does this mean and will it affect my project?Thanks
Bjorn
08/11/2011
Wow ! its a very cool effect. Awesome
Aaron
07/25/2011
You have the best videos ever! Love this website!
Manuel
07/15/2011
My line in particular is very thick how can I fix that?
Denver
07/03/2011
Hey! Can you do like, the apparition effects in Harry Potter? It's just like your smoke trails, but it's larger and full of wisps.
James
08/11/2011
I'm working on the apparation effect using this tutorial. Try to add a bit of color correction and I think it has to work.
Seun
07/01/2011
Andrew, I have to tell you something...
You're a beast!
aldo
07/01/2011
hello, as are wanted to tell them that if they can do the tutorials in Spanish because the English do not understand almost nothing I copilot pro video client I can not do some work for the tutorials are in English because I hope your answer
Alex
06/14/2011
Hi :D i really love all the tutorials here on Videocopilot.net they are awesome, but i got this problem, im making this movie and i want to do a Smoke trails effect or im using it as an rocket launcher but i can't find Trapcode in effect so i can't get to the... Particular so please help me!! take care // Alex
Ethandjay
06/19/2011
Trapcode Particular is a plug-in developed by Red Giant Software and has to be purchased :/ There's a trial though
Bob Mathews
06/10/2011
i just bought particular because of you they should pay you :)
mustafa fancy
06/06/2011
THANK U BROTHER
POWERS
06/02/2011
mr andrew thanx sooooo keep it up
Ben
06/01/2011
Yo anyone who reads this, if you know a tutorial where it explains how to line the smoke up in a pattern of you own please message me on skype : LushProductions
Nice tutorial though Ty
Juan Navedo
05/30/2011
I'm trying to add a little more to this scene by making one of the far off buildings explode upon impact of one of the Missiles. However, I am having a hard time trying to find a way to turn off the flare in Missile 2 of 3 (while having the other two still on and traveling further). Has anyone else try this?
laura
11/09/2011
Alec : I did what you suggested, but the duplicated smoke trail is still controlled by the first Particular Layer. Do you know why is this happening?? Help will be appreciated
Alec Wagner
06/02/2011
Would it work if you duplicated the particular layer so each missile was on its own layer, and each smoke trail had its own layer?
daniel
05/18/2011
en español porfavor me seria de gran ayuda saludos desde chile a todos
Tom
05/17/2011
could you upload the project file? would make it muc heasier to put this in my scene...
Nick
05/11/2011
Very very very very very nicely done :)
mr.kang
05/07/2011
I LOVE YOU MR.ANDREW Thank you very much^0^
RoyRabbid
05/06/2011
E X C E L E N T tutorial!!!
manjeet
05/02/2011
great tutorial andrew and good acting sam love u :D
Matt
04/26/2011
thanks for that great tutorial but theres something i stilldont get it... how you made, or apply "video copilot" to your effects???
Kendrick Williams
04/26/2011
is there any other way to make smoke or dust without using particular?
jemmie
04/25/2011
Great stuff. have learnt alot..Big up
Justin
04/22/2011
Help i dont have the Trapcode tab under effects why?
Sam
05/07/2011
Because it's a plugin you can download it at trapcode.com
srikanth
04/21/2011
hey hi u r the effecter
Santosh
04/14/2011
hi man you are great ......
thedragonhrt
04/05/2011
man u r my man ... u r the man
u r .... inspires me
asd
03/26/2011
asd
Johan
03/26/2011
How do you "alt click" on a layer, ive tried to do it but nothing is happening, plz help me
Ben
03/31/2011
you hold down alt while you click on the stop watch that he was talking about
james
03/24/2011
hi i cant find my 3d switch i accidentally press the hide...can u pls help me.. sorry for being an noobz..or anyone can pls help me..thnx for d great tutorial..
bigb
04/12/2011
reset your workspace
kul kunwar
03/23/2011
just i want say u are the best fooever it is true
├Âmer
03/20/2011
wery good..
kevin
03/20/2011
if you were to post that to youtube as soon as the missle comes through you could make the camrea shake
Luigi
03/15/2011
Hi. Great site, great tutorials!
Paul lion sinclair
03/15/2011
Mad cool stuff Andrew, we use your Tutorials in University in London..
Brilliant stuff thanks Andrew
Evgenia
03/13/2011
Thank you, Andrew! You're the best! :)
Daniel
03/09/2011
Andrew.. You are my hero!!!
amazing tuts which have helped me alot and taught me alot,
big thanks to you and every1 at Video Copilot!
HJthebest
03/06/2011
thanks dude you're the best
ramreddy
03/04/2011
hiiii andrew.
how r u......
amazing work...
how to downloading your works...
u r my hero of vfx
stive bueza
03/03/2011
amazing work!!!!!
nandan g.
02/26/2011
hey man, u have changed the perspective of VFx asin for whole world...best luck,...

regards,
nandan g.
lcq110120
02/24/2011
Hi how to download the tutorial
Juan
02/23/2011
Amazing tutorial Andrew, many Tanks!!
artificial
02/20/2011
savage tut.. love the random banter!! keep em comin
top job.
amvi
02/15/2011
damn!!!amazing...andrew, you rock!!
multijacob123
02/03/2011
I dont have any animation preset options in my particular!
Blackout
02/01/2011
I begin since 8 mounth with after effect, I follow every of your beginer tutorial, some of your advance. Without your site, I was not able to use it. Thank for taking your time and give us a great show for use it. Continue your great work :)
Robert Streiferd
01/27/2011
Could definitely have some fun with this one!
Tom
01/18/2011
Hi,Andrew,Your 10 basic training series help me to make a jump start.It was better than any AE books in the market.

Regards!

Tom
Steven
01/13/2011
This Trapcode costs $399.
Thats a lot. it costs more than my CS5 Production Premium (375€).
Chad
01/07/2011
Ok I was going through this tutorial but I hit a dead end. For some reason there is no option for trap code under the effects menu, can someone please tell me how I can get it.
little pixel
01/09/2011
it's an additional plugin you have to buy - it doesnt come with after effects. its made by red giant.
Joe
01/09/2011
@Chad: Trapcode Particular is a 3rd party plugin for AfterEffects and you can buy it at:http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/products/all/trapcode-particular/
Daddy_C
01/08/2011
Get Version 2 Trapcode.
Shaun
12/26/2010
great the tutorial the sprite option in particular was unavailable to in my trapcode, how can i get it.
Brendan
01/21/2011
just put custom the go into the custom options and put the image.
Daddy_c
01/08/2011
Get Version 2 buddy.
Khan.mahmmod
12/26/2010
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Shanej
12/25/2010
Andrew you are my hero i hope you start doing stuff in CS5
tarn
12/24/2010
Hey Andrew !!!!

As many guys said your tutorials are very useful ans awesome...i can do after effect because of you..!!! Thanks a lot....You are like our teacher..
Tim
01/25/2011
Now that your better at after effects, maybe you should learn spelling ;)
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