You need to animate the force and gravity parameters. This is no different than how the Shatter effect works.
I can see the effect if I just put on one layer. But I want it to start later so I read on creative cow that I need to split the layer and add to the second half. This is what I did. I presume when you say animate you mean to keyframe? It doesnt make any difference if I animate the the force and gravity, it just stays black??
I still havent managed to work out whats going on here Can someone please explain in detail how to do this. Please speak in laymans terms. Thanks.
I have had to duplicate the layer and manually move it forward to the point where I want the effect to start and move the other back because in split layer mode my split comp just turns black once the effect is applied. I can see that the text is still there because the boundary box is there but for some reason it disappears. If I apply the effect to the first later that starts at the beginning I can see it but not the split one???
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Don't split the layer. Set force to 0, gravity to 0, spinning to 0. Move down the timeline where you want pixel poly to start then set a keyframe. Move down 4 or 5 frames or even 1 frame, set force to 100, gravity to 1, and Spinning to 1, 0 (these are the default settings) and pixel poly will start animating.
Add pixel poly to a layer it starts animating. Split the layer and it doesn't reset the animation. The only way to do that is to adjust the values and set some keyframes.
Thanks Rick, youre a legend