Trapcode Particular for Nuke is a powerful 3D particle system for NUKE that creates a wide range of effects – from natural smoke, rain and snow to fire, explosions and include 3D camera integration, lighting control for shaded particles, custom textured polygons, depth of field, and physics controls such as air resistance, gravity and turbulence

In addition, many new features are included developed specifically for Nuke.

Particular for Nuke works just as After Effects artists expect so you can move immediately into a powerful and creative workflow.

Particular supports all of the Nuke platforms: Mac, Windows, Linux, 32-bit and 64-bit systems.


Trapecode Particular for Nuke 2.1.2 Features

Photo-realistic natural effects

Particular can be used as a tool for solving common visual effects challenges like photo-realistic rain, snow, clouds, smoke trails and sparks. Puffy white clouds, shiny bubbles, swirling dust motes, rain, falling snow, realistic smoke and flocking birds are all possible.


3D system custom built for Nuke

Particular’s integration with the Nuke camera and lights goes far beyond other plug-ins. Particular fully supports Nuke 3D camera controls and previewing in Nuke’s 3D view, so it’s easy to set up and see results. Emit particles from lights, bounce particles off nodes, and use custom particles with full 3D rotation and fly-through ability. Fast renders and compelling results let you stay inside Nuke and away from a full-blown 3D modeling system.


Editable scripts make setup a snap

The Particular OFX plug-in comes with custom scripts built as groups that you can fully edit to suit your pipeline. The scripts easily tie into the Nuke cameras and 3D view with one click, for the deepest third party support you’ll find for Nuke’s 3D system.


Millions and millions of particles

The maximum particle limit allows quick bursts of up to one million particles per second.


3D Camera Integration

Particular OFX offers complete integration with Nukes' 3D camera and 3D preview.


Sprites and Polygons

Custom particles allow the use of image node or movies as 2D Textured Polygons.


Light Me Up

Shade the particles with eight built-in lights or tie in Nuke’s lights for greater control. Shading on the particles emulates light falloff to make the particles look more natural.


Dynamic Self-shadowing

Shadowlet rendering can cast shadows on both main and aux particles, adding realistic self-shadowing from a single light source.


Advanced Physics Engine

Particular offers support for glitch free-animation of turbulent properties.


Full Floating-Point Support

Improved bit-depth support offers high-quality 32 bit-per-channel rendering, which allows full-range output with HDR results.


Auxiliary Particles

In Particular, particles can emit their own ‘auxiliary’ particles, enabling objects to leave bright or smoky trails.


Reflection Maps

Textured Polygon particles can use a reflection map to add dynamic color changes to particles as they rotate in 3D. This feature is ideal for adding glints to rotating particles.


Rotation, Rotation, Rotation

Textured Polygon particles can fully rotate in 3D space, with randomized rotation direction and speed, and automatic orientation to the direction of their motion.


Streak It Up

Streaklet particles resemble long-exposure light effects, as seen in Apple's iPod Nano Remastered commercials.


Transform Your World

For animation flexibility, the Transform World feature allows the entire Particular workspace to be offset or rotated in 3D space without moving the Nuke camera.


Motion Blur

Built-in motion blur feature lends realism to moving particles.


Physics Time Factor

Freeze time while moving the camera around in a scene, Matrix-style.


Non-Square Pixels

Particular handles non-square pixel aspect ratios correctly.


Built-In Help

Extensive user guide features and instructive video tutorials give step-by-step examples.

Specifications & Licensing

System Requirements

Apple Macintosh

  • Mac OSX 10.5.8 and later
  • Mac Intel

PC / Windows

  • Windows XP SP2
  • Linux CentOS 32bit and 64bit

Host Application

  • The Foundry Nuke



Upon Purchase software and licenses will be delivered electronically

Licenses are Node-locked only.

Volume License Program

For facilities with (20) or more licenses, the Volume License Program offers the following benefits.

Program Benefits
Single Serial Number For Each Product

  • No need to organize 100s of serial numbers any longer.
  • With VLP you will receive 1 Volume Serial Number for each product.

Additional Info

Upgrades / Support


  • No upgrades available at this time 


RFX is available for all your support needs

Red Giant Software offers the following support options

  • Free online documentation, guides, tutorials and support
  • Free Phone support

Phone Support Policy

RedGiant is available to answer questions via phone for pre-sales and post-sales technical support. They do They're best to answer every call, however during peak times of the day or when they release a new product all representatives may be assisting other customers, they will return all messages within 24 hours.


Related Products

  • The Foundry: Nuke


Training / Resources

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