Use this handy After Effects Preset to emit procedural smoke from a point, with loads of customisation options!

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How to use Smoke Machine

Apply to a shape layer, then open the layer's Effect Controls to adjust settings. If you want more smoke particles, open the shape layer, and in Contents > MoM Smoke Machine > Smoke Particles, duplicate the 'Smoke' layer as many times as you like.

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1. Download the Pre-Set

Move the .ffx preset file into:
Users\[User]\Documents\Adobe\After Effects [Version]\User Presets\Shapes

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2. Refresh After Effects

In After Effects, open the Effects & Presets window, click the hamburger, and select 'Refresh List'

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3. Start using Smoke Machine!

The preset will be available in Effects & Presets > Animation Presets > User Presets > Shapes