It’s finally here. Trapcode Particular 2. Check out this video tutorial to learn more about my favorite new features.
We’ve all been waiting for this moment. Trapcode has finally released the second version of the most popular plugin in the After Effects world – Particular. In this tutorial I’ll present some of the new features of this amazing plugin creating four small projects. We’ll start off slowly and then move to some more advanced things, but as always – Peder Norby (who is the founder of Trapcode and the plugin developer) had made all the new features super easy, and the Particular itself is now even more accessible and robust.
Below is the list of those four mini projects we’ll be creating in this tutorial along with the features they explain. If you want to see the results there’s a video on my YouTube channel.
- Light Streaks [Streaklet, Shading, Position Subframe, Light Emitters]
- Dark Alley [Shading, Trapcode Lux, Light Falloff]
- Micro Particles [Textured Polygon, 3d Rotation, Spherical Field, Emission Extras]
- School of salmon [Textured Polygon, Orient To Motion, Motion Paths, Turbulence Field]
This tutorial is very brief on all the subjects, but it will surely fill your head with some ideas and hopefully make you create something that you’ve always wanted to do, but never had the tool to do it. Well… now you have it – Trapcode Particular 2. I will be making more tutorials on this amazing plugin, so stay tuned.
As a side note: you can support this site by buying Trapcode Particular at Toolfarm, or if you already own it you can simply get Trapcode Particular Upgrade. Trapcode plugins are one of the few that I recommend for any After Effects user to have in his toolbox – whatever you do, at some point you will need it, so get it now.