If you’ve used templates for After Effects before, you might have come across Trapcode Particular, a plugin from the company Red Giant that helps you create beautiful, complex 3D particle animation with naturalistic fluid motion effects—also called wavy motion animation—from within After Effects.
Here are ten of our favourite templates that make great use of Trapcode Particular, from Envato Market and Envato Elements. As you’d expect, you’ll need to have the plugin installed, and you should double-check which version each template requires.
10 Top Templates for Trapcode Particular
Trapcode Particular gives you a lot off control and flexibility; rather than having a pre-rendered and unchangeable image, you can tweak the animation itself exactly to your liking. Particle distortion effects or wavy motion animation can be difficult and time consuming, but these templates can help you create a stylish motion graphics project without the animation learning curve.
An explosive and colourful 3D effect, Particles Splash uses Trapcode Particular to have the particles take on the colours of your logo. It works with any logo, graphic or text, and you can change the colour of the background too.
A stunning particle slideshow template, with the bursting particles coloured to match the background image. Just drag in your photos or footage, and add text.
As well as Trapcode Particular, you’ll need the Optical Flares plugin too. Bursting particles turn into gently floating embers in this After Effects template.
4. Splash Logo
Ink-like splashes push outward to reveal your logo. Simple but effective!
Particles with plexus style shapes reveal your logo in this template for After Effects. The project is fully editable and there’s a placeholder for your logo and four for additional text.
As Colourful As Ever is a stylish colour-transforming template. Brightly-coloured paint drips across your text or logo. A video tutorial is included in case you need extra help.
7. Fire Traxx
Wisps of smoky light with background particles make this After Effects template feel slightly ethereal.
Alphabetica is a fun scattering of letters that rearrange themselves to the shape of your logo before collapsing again to reveal your website or other text.
A unique logo sting requiring Trapcode Particular 2.6, Glowing Particles is an eye-catching way to present your brand. Just drag and drop your logo into the project.
10. Fire Logo Intro
It’s hard for templates that replicate fire not to look impressive and Fire Logo is no exception. The fire effect in this project in particular is very nicely made and to a high-quality. You can change the colour of the fire, too.
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