A look at using Plexus for After Effects for creating a unique and great looking particle trail where tutorial author Lloyd Alvarez takes us through the techniques using After Effects, Plexus, Trapcode Particular, and VCP Optical Flares. check out the Create a Particle Trail With Plexus for After Effects Tutorial here.

The tutorial is on how to create a “pseudo” particle stream using Plexus. I say pseudo because it’s not really a particle stream, it just appears as one. The tools involved are Cinema 4d and After Effects with these 3rd party plugins: Plexus, Trapcode Particular and VCP Optical Flares although Particular and Optical Flares could be substituted with Particle World and any lens flare but I used particular and optical flares in the tut.