• Nikhil Pawar

NCS Audio Spectrum Effect in After Effects

Here’s an after effects tutorial on how to create, audio spectrum effect like ‘NCS’ in After Effects with the use of Trapcode Particular Plugin.

This tutorial will also introduce you to a plugin called ‘Trapcode’ which will help you guys to unleash even more motion graphic capabilities of After Effects.

Like always this after effects tutorial is available on YouTube with free access, detailed, simple and easy to follow up guidance.



This tutorial is inspired by this ‘NCS YouTube Channel

Free Project Files:

The free downloadable files of this motion graphics tutorial can be accessed using the link below.

Free Project File

Free Font Used

Plugin: Trapcode Particular

Download the file and watch the video to learn how to make changes as per your needs accordingly.

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Q. What are ‘Compositions’ in After Effects?

A composition is a framework for a movie. Each composition has its own timeline. A typical composition includes multiple layers that represent components such as video and audio footage items, animated text and vector graphics, still images, and lights. You add a footage item to a composition by creating a layer for which the footage item is the source. You then arrange layers within a composition in space and time, and composite using transparency features to determine which parts of underlying layers show through the layers stacked on top of them.

A composition in After Effects is similar to a movie clip in Flash Professional or a sequence in Premiere Pro.

You render a composition to create the frames of a final output movie, which is encoded and exported to any number of formats.

Simple projects may include only one composition; complex projects may include hundreds of compositions to organize large amounts of footage or many effects.

In some places in the After Effects user interface, the composition is abbreviated as comp.


Q. What are ‘Shape Layers’ in After Effects?

Shape layers contain vector graphics objects called shapes. By default, a shape consists of a path, a stroke, and a fill. Shape layers are not based on footage items. Layers that are not based on footage items are sometimes called synthetic layers. Text layers are also synthetic layers and are also composed of vector graphics objects, so many of the rules and guidelines that apply to text layers also apply to shape layers.


You can check out more After Effects Tutorials on Infographic Animation on our YouTube Channel.

Q. What are ‘Plugins’ for After Effects?

The simple explanation of plugins is that they basically are software additions that allow a certain level of customisation in the program to unleash its functionality and to make certain things simpler.

After Effects comes with a large sum of pre-installed plugins for various visual effects.

But sometimes they seem no to be much so After Effects also provide the functionality to install plugin generated by third-parties. Third-party simply means that someone other than Adobe created the plugin, and you can install and use it with After Effects. You can get those third-party plugins for free sometimes but they mostly are paid, since they are created with a lot of time and efforts so that you can save yours.


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