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20 Top Particle Animation Templates for After Effects

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In this showcase, I'm sharing particle FX After Effects projects that you can use to create this cool animation style with your own logo and assets. Each of these After Effects particles projects gives you a big head start. Even if you don't know animation, you can use these to create the effect easily.

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The particle effect animation style has a futuristic feel—tiny granules move and interact together to form an animation. These effects would feel right at home on the silver screen, but you can create them with Adobe After Effects on your own computer!

We'll begin this roundup with a hand-picked selection of particle effect After Effects templates from Envato Elements.

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Note: some of these items require the Red Giant Trapcode Particular plugin installed.

1. Particle Motion - Photo Animation Particular Effects

This particle effect-based After Effects project features 14 unique categories of particle motion. It's so easy to use that you can customize them in under a minute. You can easily adjust the blur, colors, direction and speed of the particle effect. This is a great particle FX After Effects toolkit for beginners and pros alike.

2. After Effects Fire Particles Opener

Looking for a cool After Effects fire particles opener? This one includes two versions of After Effects fire particles and it's very easy to use

3. Epic Particle Reveal

This light particles After Effects project will give you videos a fantastic touch. You can use it as a logo reveal and it's really easy to use. The Epic Particle project comes in Full HD resolution and doesn't require any plugins.

4. Particles Slideshow

This particle FX After Effects project is the best tool to create slideshows. You can create stunning videos with your own images and give them a unique look. Project features 20 image placeholders, modular structure and Full HD resolution.

5. Particle Trail Reveal

If you're a fan of light particles After Effects templates, this logo reveal features a unique 3D dust particles After Effects illusion. Customize this particle FX After Effects project for your videos. 

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On the other hand, if a subscription isn't your thing and you only need a single After Effects particles project, head to our Envato Market. Here you'll find professional light particles After Effects projects to buy one at a time for your videos.

Note: some of these items require the Trapcode Particular plugin installed.

1. Elegant Particles Titles — Animated Text Sting

Customize the text and color effects in this project to animate your own details into the scene.

2. Particle Transform — Image Animation Project

Take any image and give it the particle effect thanks to this project. Simply drop your own image onto the canvas, tweak the effects, and see your image come to life in particles.

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3. Particle Reveal — Particle Logo Sting

This project will bring your own logo into view through a cloud of particles. Drop your logo in and watch it animated with a professional three dimensional effect.

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4. In Particles — Particle Logo Sting

This project offers a light and airy effect for your logo. Again, you can simply drop in your own logo and see it come to life with a particle effect.

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5. Colorful Particles Logo Reveal II — Colorful Logo Sting

This is an impressive pack that features realistic particle animations with colorful lighting. This pack is reminiscent of ink dissolving in a liquid with brilliant colors.

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6. Particle Reveal — Animated Logo Sting

This clean and easy project will assemble your logo using tiny particles. It's a clean and simple effect that illustrates how great the particle effect works.

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7. Particle Builder — Particle Toolkit

The Particle Builder project makes it easy to add the effect to a variety of situations. As you can see in the screenshot below, you can use it to accent your existing video footage.

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8. Colorful Butterfly Logo Reveal — Animated Logo Sting

It's certainly a unique effect, but the Butterfly Logo Reveal illustrates a colorful and creative way to add your logo. This would be ideal for an outdoors driven YouTube channel or production.

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9. Particles — Opener Template

This pack is a geometric inspired project that uses particles and lines to create a stunning effect. Use your own text and captions to animate an opener for your video.

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10. Particle Logo Title — Animated Logo Sting

This video combines an animated wave effect with particles combining to animate your logo.

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11. Explosive Particles — Opener Template

Your logo will explode through a sea of particles and come onto the canvas with this project. It's easy to use with your very own logo.

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12. Particle Titles — Animated Title Intro

Don't want to use your logo? This project is a nice changeup in this roundup. Use text and titles to animate them through a sea of particles.

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13. Particle Formation — Particle Image Animation

Here's a project that you can use with your own images to assemble into a finished product. Drop your own set of photos into this project and they will become the particles that form a shape.

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14. Elegant Particles — Abstract Particle Animation

Bright and airy, the Elegant Particles project is perfect for grabbing the audience's attention. The explosive particles in this project will introduce your logo onto the canvas.

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15. Particle Logo Formation v2 — Particle Logo Sting

A fitting end to this round-up, this project is a stunner for animating your logo using particles. The clean canvas contrasts beautifully with the particles that will animate your logo into view.

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Discover More Animation Projects

The projects in this round-up show that you don't have to be an animation expert to create stunning effects. The particle effect is one of my favorite for creating a modern or futuristic look with my own assets. Check out the other projects below to see more ways to create animation on a shoestring.

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