Trapcode Particular

Grid Emitter group

This parameter group lets you emit particles on a 2D or 3D grid. Emitter Type Grid or Layer Grid needs to be selected for this parameter group to be active.

When Layer Grid is selected, the Layer Emitter group also becomes active.

Grid Emitter group


Particles in X, Y, Z

Controls how many particles are emitted along the X-axis, Y-axis and Z-axis of the grid. Higher values make more particles.

Technical Note: Sometimes Particles in X, Y, X may not seem to have an effect on the grid of particles. To see the Grid more clearly, you may need to increase the Emitter Size values in X, Y, and Z to spread out the grid. Also, if the Initial Velocity is high, the movement of the particles will mask the grid formation as the particles move from their initial grid formation. The Emitter Size and Velocity parameters are in the main Emitter group.

The Grid Circles preset with Particles X = 12, Y = 5, Z = 1


Type controls the style of particle emission along the grid. There are three options.

  • Periodic Burst (default) means that an entire grid of particles is emitted at once.
  • Traverse means that one particle at a time is emitted while the grid is traversed in order.
  • Random emits particles randomly across the grid.