View Full Version : have a particle emitter follow a object

04 April 2010, 07:36 PM
hi, im wondering if anyone can help me with this.
Im currently working with particles in After Effects,
thats just plain After Effects with no outside plugins.

What i want to do is to create a particle emitter, and
have it follow a object (like a missile), which im going to
have animated (going mostly forward in 3d space).
I tried different methods but nothing seems to work.
If someone could help me with this i would highly appreciate
it :)

04 April 2010, 07:55 PM
You can use expressions via the pick whip. Press ALT and click on the stopwatch fo the parameter you need to parent and then select the parameter you want to be the parent.
I tried different methods but nothing seems to work.Which one exactly?

04 April 2010, 09:16 PM

04 April 2010, 11:34 AM
Thanks alot! That was exactly what i needed to know.

I tried different methods but nothing seems to work.... What exactly?

Just been experimenting and trying anything i could think of, but im very new to After Effects and this is pretty much my first real try with particles. Expressions i dont know much about so no wonder i was lost.

Thanks again :)

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