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Ripple Training have added to their library of tutorials by launching a $49 2 hour course on mastering particles in Motion 5. They have also published a special 15% discount coupon for anything from their site.

Ripple Training were one of the first companies to have tutorials published for FCPX and Motion and now they are specialising in different areas within the apps. This new tutorial concentrates on the particle capabilities within Motion. Presented by Mark Spencer, this 2 hour course is split up into seven individual lessons to cover the vast creative possibilities particles bring to Motion.

"Particle Systems are commonly used in motion graphics, visual effects and gaming environments to simulate smoke, fire, snow, explosions, dust and fog to name just a few. Particle systems are also used in abstract ways to create effects like glowing trails and magic pixie dust (think Tinker Bell). Motion has a built in particle system that's not only intuitive, but can be used to create just about anything you can imagine. Used in conjunction with Behaviors, particles can be made to obey (or break) all the laws of physics with just a few mouse clicks. Motion comes with many built in particle presets, but as you'll learn in this tutorial, Motion's interface makes it easy to develop custom particle effects."

Ripple Training have kindly issued a special coupon for our readers. By entering the code  fcpdotco  you will get 15% off any product from the site until the 25th December 2011.

They have also published three short extracts from the Mastering Particles in Motion5 course to give you an insight into the flexibility and creative possibilities of particles.