Noble Kreative shows how to make a versatile particle transition effect in After Effects.

I like Najib Khayati’s tutorials. They always show ingenuity and process, creating complex-looking effects while using only After Effects native tools. Working under the name Noble Kreative, Najib’s latest tutorial shows how to create a flexible and versatile particle transition effect without any costly or fancy plugs.

A transition is a simple way to transition between two pieces of footage, and using particles makes it much more dynamic. The effect relies on the CC Ball Action effect in After Effects. Using Ae bundled tools like this helps you re-think your third-party toolset and gets you to solve problems as you go, with a creative eye.