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Posted on Feb 17, 2009
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Tutorial includes info for using CC Particle World as well as Trapcode's Particular.
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Steven Huff
06/01/2020
PLEASE HELP. The 3D Orbit preset is not working in AE 2020. It says:
Error at line 1 in property 'Position' of layer 1 ("Null 7") in comp 'name of my comp': ReferenceError: this_comp is not defined

Please, someone tell me how to fix the expression for this preset. Thank you.
ALOK PRADHAN
03/14/2020
hello ! the 3D orbit preset doesn't work in cc 2020 ERROR IS THIS COMP NOT DEFINE please who can help me ? it's very important to me.
thank's for t tutorials
NSANA MADOU
08/22/2019
hello ! the 3D orbit preset doesn't work in cc 2019 please who can help me ? it's very important to me. thank's
thank's for your greatest tutorials
Sid
03/03/2020
In the expressions change the "center = [this_comp.width/2,this_comp.height/2,0];" to "center = [thisComp.width/2,thisComp.height/2,0];"

This will solve the error of the 3D Orbit effect not tracking.
Rickela Reynolds
06/02/2019
Can the 3D orbit preset animate on more than one circle. It seems I'm not able to move the position as it rotates in a different radius.
Lisa
04/08/2018
For those struggling with this tutorial due to CC 2017's effects and expression menu changing, use the new particle world in effects, follow the position instructions here in this video but follow the expression menu language by this guy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXhy0VlPY24

It will work. :)
duclark
10/11/2020
you're the best!
John Andrews
12/19/2016
Great tutorial but 2017 particle world is so different that I can't find the stuff to change the opacity map :( I don't understand why adobe has to change things so drastically for updates.
Hussam
12/11/2016
hi
What is the best version of the program after effects
Rachel
11/03/2016
The preset hasn't been working for me with 2015 CC. Any suggestions?
Quyen
11/16/2016
mine worked perfectly fine :) I'm using CC 2015 too
Eduard
10/25/2016
Does the preset works in 2015 CC?
UFO Bob
10/13/2016
Andrew,

I wish to add my voice to those who want to know how to reverse the direction of null/particles rotation. If I've missed your answer somewhere below, please let me know and I shall read it.

Thanks,

UFO Bob
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