School of Motion’s 30 Days of After Effects series hits day 25 and offers an alternate look for particles in After Effects. Joey Korenman shows how you can use Trapcode Particular in Ae to automatically generate leaves on a vine growing animation. Particular is easy to tweak into an animation like this, however it is not beyond the realm of other Ae particle emitters.
A long while back, Reserve17 had a good three-part look at animating vine like elements with Trapcode Particular, check out the post for trapcode particular Vine tutorial here.
School of Motion is running 30 Days of After Effects. The event is sponsored by the Motion Design Department @ The Ringling College of Art & Design.
In addition to releasing a new video every Monday-Friday for the next 6 weeks, School of Motion and Ringling have partnered up to create a contest for visitors to the site. A user-submitted project will be selected and reviewed by the Motion Design staff, with the review-session being filmed and shared on School of Motion and Ringling social media. The winner also gets a 30-minute Animation Coaching session with Joey Korenman from School of Motion, and publicity from the contest.