20 Second Quicktip - Using Reflection Maps in Trapcode Form to help composite particles into shots

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As well as using the Shading setting in Trapcode Form, to cause your particles to be affected by After Effects lights in your comp, you can also add a custom Reflection Map to mirror the environment in your scene.

This is a great way to help composite particles more naturally into shots.

Download project file: http://bit.ly/form-reflection-maps

TIP: To create the Map, select a layer in the Timeline that is turned off. This is a great effect for a scene that has to reflect the environment in the particles. If you can create an environment map from the scene, then the particles will blend in really nicely.

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