1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 26, 2009 10:07 AM by Mylenium

    Need advice on a dirt/dust effect


      I am trying to achieve a certain effect in AE which I thought I culd figure out on my own.  But I've hit a wall (early on).


      What I would like to do is show an ariel view of a patch of dirt.  Then drop a book on it (a still pic of a book) and have the dirt/dust kick out from under the book and swirl around.


      I don't know anything about coding or scripting.  However, I saw the preset for Particle Playground and thought iot would be easy to figure out on my own.


      When I follow the adobe tutorial (http://livedocs.adobe.com/en_US/AfterEffects/8.0/help.html?content=WS3878526689cb91655866c 1103a9d3c597-7ab2.html ) it just makes the layer I selected (dirt layer) dissapear and only red dots show up.


      Can anyone help?


      Thank you!