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Eye-Candy For The Weekend: Particle Animation Music Videos

Just like a couple of weeks ago1, 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 Link

Max TV Color Artist2

Fire Flower by Pierre Michel3

Procedural Particles4 from Matthias Müller5

Audio visual Halo6

We Own The Sky7

Solar, with lyrics.8

Vestige – Siggraph CAF 2009 Opening version9

VITAL “Airport”10

Particle Garden11

Particle Objects12

Particle Monster13

Let yourself feel

SPIRE / Corporate Identity Launch Video14

Particle art15

Weird Fishes: Arpeggi16

The stars are projectors17

Red Smoke – Particle animation to Music

Particle Visualisation18

Particle Playground19

Tutorials and Further Resources Link

Particle Animation to Music20
This tutorial is a detailed example of visualizing music through the formation of particles.

Extensive Guide For Particle Animation21
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 22
An impressive tutorial on creating a surreal outer space nebula provides you with the details regarding particle animation synchronized with music.

Particle Explosion23
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 Particles24
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 Vimeo25
A user-submitted gallery of videos created with Trapcode Suite.

iPhone App – Magnetosphere26
This iPhone app helps you create particle animation easily.

Particle Animation Software27
A detailed overview of various particle animation applications, with ratings, reviews and screenshots.

Last Click Link

Particle collection28
A remarkable collection of various particle animation effects from Matthias Müller.

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/08/07/beautiful-examples-of-transparent-screen-trick-photos/
  2. 2 http://vimeo.com/9142476
  3. 3 http://vimeo.com/2286045
  4. 4 http://vimeo.com/7901030
  5. 5 http://vimeo.com/user624589
  6. 6 http://vimeo.com/6863198
  7. 7 http://vimeo.com/3543875
  8. 8 http://vimeo.com/658158
  9. 9 http://vimeo.com/4699035
  10. 10 http://vimeo.com/10634513
  11. 11 http://vimeo.com/8733089
  12. 12 http://vimeo.com/7625191
  13. 13 http://vimeo.com/13855881
  14. 14 http://vimeo.com/8419440
  15. 15 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDyosxEB7qI
  16. 16 http://vimeo.com/935317
  17. 17 http://vimeo.com/11547544
  18. 18 http://vimeo.com/14398949
  19. 19 http://vimeo.com/10989231
  20. 20 http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2010/07/particle-animation-to-music/
  21. 21 http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/videos/tutorials/
  22. 22 http://ae.tutsplus.com/tutorials/motion-graphics/how-to-create-a-surreal-outer-space-nebula/
  23. 23 http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/particle_explosion/
  24. 24 http://library.creativecow.net/articles/lee_james/particle_build_up.php
  25. 25 http://www.vimeo.com/album/70879
  26. 26 http://www.barbariangroup.com/software/magnetosphere
  27. 27 http://particle-animation.software.informer.com/
  28. 28 http://vimeo.com/5887549
  29. 29 http://polldaddy.com/poll/3752631/
  30. 30 http://polldaddy.com/features-surveys/
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Bhanu Ahluwalia is a graduate in Computer Science and a social media enthusiast from India. He specializes in web design by qualification and photography by passion. He is an avid blogger, running TutZone and co-authoring DesignUnder and SloDive. You can reach him via Twitter.

  1. 1

    very creative… I like them !

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  2. 2

    Really nice! I was so surprised at the time of seeing these videos,
    thank you very much!

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  3. 3

    Simply superb……there is no limit to creativity….awesome collection

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  4. 4

    Ólafur Arnalds <3

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    der hintergrund

    September 12, 2010 8:53 am

    Reminds me of my competition entry :D

    for those who are interessted : http://derhintergrund.com/classic-clip.html

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  6. 6

    AWESOME :)

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  7. 7

    awesome… I like them !

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  9. 9

    Pretty cool stuff, i just finished a project where this would have been great research point.

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  10. 10

    Excellent , great work

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    Ryan Bollenbach

    September 12, 2010 8:13 pm

    Great post and if you guys enjoyed this, please check out http://mographtv.com :).

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  12. 12

    Also don’t forget the Coldplay’s Viva La Vida promo video for iTunes… that’s quite awesome! :D
    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3mYc1m3lsM

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  13. 13

    Awesomeness!

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  14. 14

    Amazing!

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  15. 15

    Visual ecstasy

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    Kartlos Tchavelachvili

    September 13, 2010 9:38 am

    “Solar, with lyrics.”,
    “Weird Fishes: Arpeggi”,
    “Particle Playground”

    This 3 videos are so cool!

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      Thank you! Particle Playground was a lot of fun to make and I’m glad that people enjoy watching it!

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  17. 18

    Realy good … the Max Tv color artist …

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  18. 19

    I loved this!

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  19. 20

    Really nice collection!

    How about shoes as particles, this looks a bit less like an itunes visualization:
    http://vimeo.com/8205710

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  20. 21

    Lousy Sunday? Why is it lousy? I thought Sunday was delightful.

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