Good tutorial on Particles from Videomaker
Often people think of particles as a means of creating cool motion graphics, add explosions and such, but many people don’t consider that you can use it to create some non-typical visual effects.
In this month’s Videomaker magazine, author Brian Peterson breaks down how you can use a particle system to create a flock of birds flying through a scene. This is a good example of some of different things you can do with After Effects. As I often say with After Effects, "If you can think it, you can do it!" That mantra has held true for the most part with my own explorations of After Effects.
You can check out the Videomaker tutorial here.