Useful tools for editors: ParticleMetrix
Explode video into stars or burn it up into smoke. Write on text with glitter or dissolve objects into bubbles. Add sparkle to transitions, or shatter into pixels. All are one click away with ParticleMetrix. This revolutionary plugin turns live video, objects and text into particle emitters. Literally blow anything up into thousands of particles using pre-loaded or user specified pieces. Build objects from particles by toggling the effect to reverse.Unlike a lot of plug-ins, be in FxFactory effects or stand alone, Particle Metrix doesn’t install a lot of different menu items, only one under the Video Filters and Video Transitions category under the idustrial revolution submenu. There you’ll find a long list of parameters to tweak things like particles, velocity and gravity to name a few: It packs quite a punch. As usual there’s a demo movie available as well as a free 15 day trial.