In this tutorial I will demonstrate the use of a new free preset from QubaHQ.com – Floaties. Floaties is a text animator based fake particle simulator allowing you to create floating specs of dust, glitters, bokeh-style out of focus abstract backgrounds and other visual elements. It attempts to emulate some of the basic behavior found in Trapcode Particular, providing limited, but free alternative to that popular plugin (as long as you are going for a certain visual style).

Running time: 51min
Difficulty: Easy
Required tools: After Effects

I would like to thank three of the beta testers for their input on the development of this preset: Riccardo Albertini (Rocket Panda), Derya Öztürk (Yader) and John Dickinson.

I would also want to express my thanks to the generosity of the recent donators to the QubaHQ tutorials. You make this show possible!

If you would like to contribute to the development of new presets or localizations for the Floaties preset, please contact me via e-mail. It can be found on the About page of my site.

To download the Floaties visit:
qubahq.com/2011/08/presettutorial-floaties/

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