Learn how to make an awesome explosion with the Trapcode Particular plug-in in After Effects in this in this episode of "5 Minute FX." The 5 Minute FX Guy shows how to set origins and animate lightning, how to animate the height of a visual effect, how to use plug-ins, how to apply and adjust particulars and sprites, how to animate a particle system, and how to create plates for your effect. He helps our friend Dom Zook from http://youtube.com/gadzookfilms make his puppet explode for a dramatic part of his YouTube video.
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Created by: Cher Lytle and AJ Tesler
Directed by: Cher Lytle
Executive Producer and Developed by: Mike Rotman
Executive Producer: Sarah Penna
Executive Producer: Steve Raymond
Unit Production Manager: Nicholas Veneroso
Director of Photography: Jan Michael Losada
Audio: Kevin Bellante
Makeup Artist: Elle Favorule
Editor: DJ Sing