Just like a couple of weeks ago, this weekend again we’ve got something unusual and creative to lift up your spirits and challenge your creativity over a lousy Sunday. Particle animation is a beautiful concept from motion graphics. Using specialized software, you can simulate the movements of particles depending on the environment — for instance, music rhythm.
In today’s post we present selected particle animation music videos. Be prepared: the page may take a while to load. Please make sure to visit the sources of videos to enjoy the viewing experience in HD, and don’t forget to turn on your hi-fi-system. We also feature some tutorials in the end of this post: and here you go — now you have something fun to do over the weekend!
Beautiful Particle Animation Videos
Tutorials and Further Resources
Particle Animation to Music
This tutorial is a detailed example of visualizing music through the formation of particles.
Extensive Guide For Particle Animation
An extensive guide for working with Trapcode Suite to generate videos with animated particles.
Solar, with lyrics
This tutorial will lead you to the process of particle animation created with Processing, audio by Goldfrapp.
How To Create A Surreal Outer Space Nebula
An impressive tutorial on creating a surreal outer space nebula provides you with the details regarding particle animation synchronized with music.
In this tutorial you will learn how to build a complex particle system using CC Particle World and Synchronize the particle blast to shatter a title.
Building Up Particles
This tutorial demonstrates the creation process of particles to simulate a disintegrating hot air balloon using Trapcode Particular and Adobe After Effects.
Make a Particle Explosion Effect
The author of this tutorial has broken down the process of developing an in-game particle effect into a series of steps. This technique is mostly used for a particle explosion effect in a video game.
Trapcode Gallery on Vimeo
A user-submitted gallery of videos created with Trapcode Suite.
iPhone App – Magnetosphere
This iPhone app helps you create particle animation easily.
Particle Animation Software
A detailed overview of various particle animation applications, with ratings, reviews and screenshots.
A remarkable collection of various particle animation effects from Matthias Müller.