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  Particular is a powerful 3D particle system that can produce a wide range of effects from natural smoke and explosions to geometric or organic abstract motion graphics design elements.

The extensive built-in help provides text and animated images that visualize how the parameters work and includes several step-by-step tutorials on specific techniques.

New features in v2 include shading particles from composition lights, new Textured Polygon particle primitive, new Streaklet primitive, self-shadowing, 32bpc float and much more.

Watch v2 tutorial 1 [flash] or download
Watch v2 tutorial 2 [flash] or download
Watch v2 tutorial 3 [flash]
or download

Tight integration with Adobe After Effects provides bouncing particles on 3D layer
s, emitting particles from layers and lights and using a layer as custom particle. Comp-camera aware and built-in motion blur of course!

The physics engine includes air resistance, gravity and turbulence, providing very realistic particle motion. The keyframable Physics Time Factor gives you full control over time so you can freeze time and move the camera around in a scene.

Other features include Depth of Field and Motion Path.

Adobe After Effects 7.0 and higher (Mac OSX/Windows)


"Particular is stunning. It’s beautifully put together and the creative possibilities are endless. As of now, all other third-party particle systems are redundant; if you’ve got After Effects, go out and buy this as soon as you can." Read the full review.
Rating: 5 out of 5 / Computer Arts Magazine issue #99 (August 2004)

<<DV Magazine Award of Excellence>>
"Particular is by far the best particle system available for Adobe After Effects."
Read the full review. By Matt Silverman / DV Magazine.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 / DV Magazine March 2005

"A powerful particle system"
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 / DIGIT Magazine June 2005

Examples from v2.0

letter squirt (1.8M) AE project poly blink (11M) AE project

Examples from v1.5

DOF bubbles (3.2M) AE project DOF dust (1M) AE project
Motion Path Valentine (1.8M) AE project Motion Path Lightpaint (2M) AE project

Examples from v1.0

cubetrail (883K) - cubes with starglow - info skyskraper_snow (3.7M) - 3D tracked (2.2M) - custom particles - info p-reveal (626K) - text wipe - info
p-bounce (2.5M) - layer bouncing - info p-smoke (700K) - smoke presets
kitchen (1.5M) - 3D tracked - info cloudflight (1.6M) - info

Images for Press/Print here


• Available for Mac OSX and Windows
• Fast rendering
• Advanced physics
• Custom particles (use a layer as 2D sprite, or Textured Polygon)
• Comp-camera aware
• Shading from composition lights
• Numerous presets
• Works in 32, 16 and 8bit per channel color depths
• Handles non-square pixel aspect ratio correctly
• Built-in motion blur
• Extensive built-in help
• Available for instant purchase on-line

Trapcode Particular Pyro Pack
This is a collection of documented AE projects designed to inspire and teach how to use Trapcode Particular for explosions and other pyro effects. Requires AE6 Pro or later.

View reel (10MB) :: view docs :: download PyroPack (docs included)

Not convinced yet? Get the free demo and try it today! This demo is unlockable, so if you decide to buy it you only need to purchase an unlocking key and you are set. The product is registered to your name only, so you can actually purchase the unlocking key right now without installing the demo first.