In this tutorial we learn how to create smoke in After Effects using a smoke reference image. The tutorial outlines a very interesting technique in which you use the colorama effect to simultaneously color and key your smoke.
Created By: Vox Lab
There’s no better particle generator for After Effects than Trapcode Particular. With many more customizable settings, Trapcode is a fantastic resource for motion graphic designers to use. Unfortunately it’s not free, but Trapcode does offer a free trial on their website. In this tutorial, we learn how to create clouds in After Effects using Trapcode particular.
Created By: James Uy
In this video tutorial from Vox Lab, we see how to create a simple smoke source using the particle playground effect. The thing that makes this tutorial unique is the creative usage of the wiggle expression. You probably already know that you can add wiggle expressions to transform properties, but when you add the wiggle expression to effect parameters, you can get some really cool results like those found in this tutorial.
In this tutorial by ccMultimedia, we take a look at how to create a more wisp-like smoke effect using the particle playground effect and a simple fast blur. I personally like using a slight vector blur when creating smoke like this.
Created By: ccMultimedia
If you’re trying to jump into digital compositing, creating smoke in After Effects is a great place to start. The cool thing is there are multiple ways to create smoke in After Effects. In the following article, we’ll take a look at a few different ways to create smoke in After Effects.
In this tutorial, CB Animation Studios shows us how to use the fractal noise effect to create convincing smoke effects in After Effects. This technique is great if you’re doing more subtle smoke effects like fog. But if you are doing more dynamic smoke movements, you might want to use a particle-based effect.
Let's take a look at five easy ways to create smoke in After Effects!