A look at creating an animated cord in After Effects by using Trapcode Particular from an emitter with a wiggle applied. Check out the tutorial for How To Make a Wiggling Cord in After Effects Using Trapcode Particular here.
Adam Everett Miller writes: This tutorial will walk through how I simulated a cord dragging behind a car. Through using Trapcode Particular with a wiggling emitter, we can create the illusion of a single cord moving. We’ll add shading, motion blur, and a shadow to add realism.