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Superluminal Stardust v1.1

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Modular Particle System

Stardust is a modular 3D particle system for After Effects. It has an easy to use node based user interface and ships with a ton of presets to create stunning effects quickly and easily.


Highlights

 

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Features

  • Modular 3D particle system for After Effects.
  • Node based interface to easily build complex systems in a single 3D space.
  • Add or replace smart presets in one click.
  • Replica, a unique tool to replicate particles in many exciting ways.
  • Countless particle effects for both 3D and 2D looks.
  • Emitters, Particles, Replica, Forces, Auxiliary Emitters, 3D Models, Text & Mask and Maps.
  • Space deformers, Sphere, Box, 3d Models, Bend, Twist, Maps, Black Hole.
  • Splines, animatable as paths and emitters.
  • Containers to enclose and/or emit particles in a sphere, box or 3D model.

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Particles

One Tool, in a single 3D space, all on one layer with endless possibilities. It is a full featured particle system with forces, fields, motion blur, DOF and much more.

Modular

A breakthrough, easy-to-use, node based interface. Start with a preset or create your own nodes. Many emitters, particles and forces can be added, and have them all work in a single 3D space on one layer. This makes it super easy to create simple or complex particle systems to achieve new and exciting results.

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Replica

Rethink what a particle system can do! Create beautiful motion graphics by replicating particles in many ways. With Replica you can create unique  designs: organic, techy, the options are limitless.

Space Deformers

Spheres, boxes, 3d models, displacement maps and more can be used to push, pull, enclose, color and move particles around. Black hole nodes can be used to attract particles over time.

Smart Presets

The easy-to-use smart preset browser allows you to load an entire setup, node or single parameter with a single click. There are loads of stunning presets to choose from. You can also replace your existing node tree with a preset in one click.

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3D Models

Particles can be emitted or enclosed along a 3D model's vertices or volume.

Grids

With Stardust's unique and easy-to-use modular workflow grids can be used as a starting point for endless options and dazzling results.

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Splines

Defined using After Effect's lights, create 3D lines or particle emitting 3D paths to create looks not easily achieved otherwise.

Text & Mask

Particles can be emitted from live text and masks, either from their volume or edges. Paths can then be trimmed, offset and controlled in many ways to create never seen before effects.

All in One Tool

Because of Stardust's ground-breaking node system, you don't need to use a second layer to achieve complex effects. You can add as many nodes and parameters as you need to a single instance on one layer.

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Single 3D space

There are countless benefits to having everything in a single 3D space. Focus on creating!

Tutorial

Updates

What's new in version v1.1.3 - Now with powerful 3D Model Deformer plus many new refinements!

MAC:

New Features:

  • Deform Node - Deform 3D Models, Apply Turbulence Noise, Bend, Twist, Stretch, Displacement Maps to 3D models.
  • Group Node - Collect nodes on the panel in groups.
  • Smart Shy - Hide nodes in the Effect Control Window to reduce clutter, and have them automatically show when clicked on in the panel.
  • Switches - Fast access for Shy, Solo, Locate, Helpers and more.
  • Searchable Presets - Easily find a complete setup, or a starting point.
  • Text and Mask Extrude - Faster and Better Extrude, with new presets to start from.
  • Stardust Studio Cam - A special camera to examine a single 3D model, for easier texturing and deforming.
  • New Presets - Fireworks, Extrude Text and more.

In Depth :

  • Deform Node - 3D models
  • Turbulence
    • Bend , Twist, Stretch
    • Sphere
    • Maps
  • Switches - Toggle the buttons on the effects, or from the new Contextual menu (right click) on the panel
    • Visibility - Enable or disable nodes
    • Solo - Enable only solo nodes
    • Shy - Hide Effects from the Effect Control Window, and automatically show when selected on the panel
    • Helpers - Render Stardust Helpers for specific nodes
    • Locate - Locate the Node on the panel
    • Master Switches - Switches on main effect control overall solo, shy and helpers behavior. Additional motion blur switch for quick access
  • Presets Search - Search the Stardust preset library using any keyword or phrase for quick access.
  • Group Node - Collapse and uncollapse the groups in the panel to reduce clutter or expose content.
  • Bevel - Faster and Better 3D Text and Mask Extrude
  • Lock / Unlock Stardust panel to show the selected Stardust Layer
  • Random Texture on 3D particles - Apply a random texture per 3D model.
  • Sphere UV texture mapping
  • OBJ Emitter - New options to Loop, Delay, Flip and more.
  • Maps - New option to offset the map.
  • Bug Fixes

WINDOWS:

New Features :

  • Deform Node - Deform 3D Models, Apply Turbulence Noise, Bend, Twist, Stretch, Displacement Maps to 3D models.
  • Group Node - Collect nodes on the panel in groups.
  • Smart Shy - Hide nodes in the Effect Control Window to reduce clutter, and have them automatically show when clicked on in the panel.
  • Switches - Fast access for Shy, Solo, Locate, Helpers and more.
  • Searchable Presets - Easily find a complete setup, or a starting point.
  • Text and Mask Extrude - Faster and Better Extrude, with new presets to start from.
  • Stardust Studio Cam - A special camera to examine a single 3D model, for easier texturing and deforming.
  • New Presets - Fireworks, Extrude Text and more.

In Depth:

  • Deform Node - 3D models
    • Turbulence
    • Bend , Twist, Stretch
    • Sphere
    • Maps
  • Switches - Toggle the buttons on the effects, or from the new Contextual menu (right click) on the panel
    • Visibility - Enable or disable nodes
    • Solo - Enable only solo nodes
    • Shy - Hide Effects from the Effect Control Window, and automatically show when selected on the panel
    • Helpers - Render Stardust Helpers for specific nodes
    • Locate - Locate the Node on the panel
    • Master Switches - Switches on main effect control overall solo, shy and helpers behavior. Additional motion blur switch for quick access
  • Presets Search - Search the Stardust preset library using any keyword or phrase for quick access.
  • Group Node - Collapse and uncollapse the groups in the panel to reduce clutter or expose content.
  • Bevel - Faster and Better 3D Text and Mask Extrude
  • Lock / Unlock Stardust panel to show the selected Stardust Layer
  • Random Texture on 3D particles - Apply a random texture per 3D model.
  • Sphere UV texture mapping
  • OBJ Emitter - New options to Loop, Delay, Flip and more.
  • Maps - New option to offset the map.
  • Bug Fixes

After Effects  CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC

macOS and Windows

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