Create organic 3D particle effects, complex motion graphics elementsand more
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Particular’s Aux system, particles can spawn new child particles, creating organic trails and branching.
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.