particleIllusion for
After Effects info
pI3 and pIAE together?
System Requirements
pIllusion AE will work with
After Effects CS3 through

Windows and Mac

On PowerPC Macs OSX 10.5 is required
10.4 through 10.7 on Intel Macs

(Does NOT work with Premiere;
Not tested in other apps that
have AE plug-in support, but
it probably will NOT work)
Related products:
particleIllusion 3.0 video

"particleIllusion for After Effects" is the After Effects plug-in version of particleIllusion

Works with most emitters available for particleIllusion 3.0, including the Pro Emitters, and a new free library is released periodically

Available for Mac and Windows NOW

pIAE: $299

upgrade from pI3 for $179 (limited-time offer)


particleIllusion for After Effects - General Information

Click here to download the Trial version (CS3 - CC)

particleIllusion for After Effects ("pIAE" for short) is the plug-in version of particleIllusion for Adobe After Effects.

Watch the Intro to particleIllusion for After Effects video (Windows version)

Watch the Intro to particleIllusion for After Effects video (Mac version)

Click here to download the Trial version

What does it do?
pIAE allows you to load most of the over 3000 existing particleIllusion 3.0 emitters in After Effects, including the Pro Emitters. It also includes the emitter search engine that is found in particleView. You have access to all of the "top-level" parameters: size, life, number, velocity, etc. (almost everything that shows in the particleIllusion hierarchy window), so you are able to do quite a bit of customization at both the top emitter level and the individual particle type level (and free emitter type level for super emitters).

See a great music video done with particleIllusion for After Effects

What will it NOT do?
Version 1.0 of pIAE doesn't give you access to the "lower level" parameters like particle color gradients, size over life graphs, particle images, particle image reference point location, initial particle angle -- the things that are in the various pages of the emitter properties dialog in pI3. Forces and deflectors are not be present in version 1.0. Also, because of the number of parameters that each emitter adds, there may be some limit to the number of emitters that you can add to a project.

What does it cost?
Regular pricing is $299.
If you own particleIllusion 3.0 already, you can take advantage of our limited-time "upgrade" offer and purchase pIAE for only $179.

Why would I want to buy particleIllusion 3.0 too?
particleIllusion 3.0 (pI3) is not required to use pIAE, but since pIAE doesn't give you access to all of the settings of an emitter that pI3 does (see "What will it NOT do?" section above), you will need to use pI3 when you want to make changes that you can't in pIAE (color gradients, particle images, initial angle settings, adding particle types, and so on). You'll need to use pI3 to create new emitters, create new libraries, or move emitters between libraries. There will be some cases where you may find that using pI3 is actually faster and more convenient than using pIAE (in complex compositions for instance).
More info on this here.

Click here to download the Trial version