Animating smoke can be hard. But there are a few tricks to make it more easy. In this tutorial I show you how you can make awesome smoke for your own animated video's in no time.
Make a new composition
Create a solid and rename it to "smoke"
Add the CC Particle system II to the smoke layer.
Change the settings to the settings below
5. Rotate the smoke layer -90°
6. Mask half of the layer.