Trapcode Particular 2.6

Effects Builder

Effects Builder (NEW)

Creating Particle Effects is easier than ever before. Add adjustable blocks with preset behaviours and styles for emitters, particles, physics and aux particles, or add complete, customizable particle effects with a single click. The effects builder gives instant visual feedback, making the building and previewing of effects an intuitive and creative experience.

3D Camera and Lights

Particular uses After Effects’ 3D Camera and Lights so you can fully integrate your particle Effects with your motion graphics and live-action vfx shots.

3D Camera and Lights
180+ Presets

180+ Presets (NEW)

Particular 2.5 Includes over 130 new Effects Builder presets, giving you over 180 fully-customizable presets for creating fire, spaceflight, fireworks, muzzle flashes, explosions, smoke and more.

Sprites and Polygons (NEW)

Custom particles allow the use of layers as 2D sprites and as Textured Polygons. Particular 2.5 includes over a hundred still and animated sprite images, easily loaded through the new Effects Builder.

Sprites and Polygons
Lighting and Shadows

Lighting and Shadows

Shade all particle types from up to 128 lights in After Effects. Shading can emulate light falloff, and Shadowlet rendering can cast shadows on both main and aux particles.


Using Particular’s physics engine, particles can move organically through the air or bounce off of other layers. Includes wind, gravity and turbulence controls (and more) for simulating complex, realistic motion.

Aux Particles

Aux Particles

In Particular’s Aux system, particles can spawn new child particles, creating organic trails and branching.

Reflection Maps

Textured Polygon particles can use a layer as a reflection map to add dynamic color changes to particles as they rotate in 3D - ideal for adding glints to rotating particles.

Reflection Maps


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