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Mir Smoke with Particular Dust

I was experimenting with creating smoke with Mir. It's basically two blurred layers of mir with slightly different settings. Added some dust with Particular too. It's not perfect but pretty cool. The comp was made so it can be extended to any duration (uses no keyframes, just time-based expressions).

Download project file (AE CS6 or later): MirSmoke_CS6.aep



Amazing "Trapcode Paint" preset from Claude Autret

Download AE project file from here.

Note: I had to disable the Lens Flare layer on my computer since it didn't have the plug-in for that. Otherwise it'd just render grey.

It's a beautiful effect! And the project is neatly setup and renders quickly.



tests with new fractal types in beta 3 (AEP included)

This is the "Bubbley HiComplex" comp that uses the Multi SmoothRidge type. Here used with the Seamless Looping functionality to create this ever-looping GIF.

"Oil Flow" - same as above but with specular and almost no diffuse. 

Here is the SmoothRidge fractal type lit with a few lights and Material properties setup so there is almost no diffuse and lots of specular. Lux also used here to visualize the lightsources.

Also included is another test with the technique from the Mir Thing tutorial.

If you want to check them out here is the AE project (CS6): mir_beta3_stuff.aep

You'll need Mir v2 beta 3 to render correctly.

There's a couple more comps in there too. Let me know what you think in the comments!


Procedural audio reactive animation

I did some tests with letting Sound Keys control Mir that came out pretty cool.

Download AE CS6 AEP: AudioMir.aep

Download AE CS5.5 AEP: AudioMir_CS55.aep

Procedural audio reactive animation.
Quick test using Trapcode Sound Keys controlling Mir to generate visuals from audio.

In this case, three expressions are used on Mir:
Rotate Y = time*20;
Amplitude = 200+thisComp.layer("SK").effect("Sound Keys")("Output 1");
Frequency = 200+thisComp.layer("SK").effect("Sound Keys")("Output 3");

Where SK is the sound keys layer and Output one is setup to capture bass and Output 3 is setup to capture the high frequencies. An invert effect was manually inserted.

Music: "Fortress" by -ono- (freemusicarchive.org/music/ono/document_of_life/06_Fortress)



Particular in Motion by Andrew Kramer

Some loveley experiments with Trapcode Particular by Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot. Downloadable AE projects included! These are pretty render-heavy.

Download the AE projects here: http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2013/03/particle-experiments-project/