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michiel | 7 years ago | 13 comments | 12 likes | 5,357 views

Dani, ID Production, persiana and 9 others like this!

Here's how to dissolve your picture into particles.

First, create a picture layer by clicking the ADD PICTURE LAYER button.

Then click on the CHANGE EFFECT button and apply the special\Clip.fx effect.

To make the picture disappear from top to bottom, set the FX CLIP PLANE ROTATION to (90,0,90) and animate the
FX CLIP PLANE POSITION from about (0,125,0) to (0,-125,0).

Click on the ATTACH PARTICLES TO ACTIVE LAYER and select the POINTILLISM preset.

Select the new particle layer.

Click on the CHANGE EFFECT button and apply the NotLightened_NoZBuffer.fx effect.

Set the LAUNCH PLANE SIZE property to about 20.

Now make sure the LAUNCH PLANE ROTATION and LAUNCH PLANE POSITION properties of the particle layer match the FX CLIP PLANE ROTATION and FX CLIP PLANE POSITION properties of the picture layer.

That's it!

Fun begins when you start experimenting with the particle properties: EMISSION, PARTICLE SIZE, GRAVITY, LAUNCH SPEED,...

And in case you do not have time for this, you can use the attached sample show as a template: choose EDIT > CHANGE ALL TEXTURES to replace the picture with your own.

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This IS a tutorial !! Thank you Michiel !

Jeep35, 7 years ago

Muy buen tutorial y gracias Michiel

persiana, 7 years ago

Great effect. Thanks!

Two questions...

1. I changed the Bix pic to several others and the particles always represent the new pics colors when they explode. What makes this happen?

EDIT: I figured out this one. It's the "Chameleon" Effect.

2. Is there a way to make it appear that the entire pic is dissolving at the same time instead of up or down or left and right?

sfwriter, 7 years ago

Dissolving the entire pic at the same time is much easier. You do not need the clip effect for that and you do not have to use any of the LAUNCH PLANE properties of the particle layer.

Simply animate the TRANSPARENCY properties to make the picture disappear and the particles appear.

michiel, 7 years ago

Great help for me ,thank you Michiel.

Dani, 7 years ago

Excellent tutorial - thank you.

stbo, 7 years ago


John (ProComGer), 7 years ago

Thank you very much Michiel

chaver, 7 years ago

How do i make a download ling for a show?

chaver, 7 years ago

Click on the Download Media Files button to download the show files.

michiel, 7 years ago

I have made a frustating version :)

chaver, 7 years ago

Here it is

chaver, 7 years ago


Maybe you can make a more magical version by doing it the other way round: making money out of nothing :)

And don't be afraid of the EMISSION property: you can never have too many particles!

michiel, 7 years ago

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