Hello! I am extremely new at After Effects, and am learning some effects with a Lynda.com tutorial. in the tutorial, the instructor is manipulating Form Trapcodes. In After Effects, he clicks on the search window under "Effects and Presets" and types in 'Form' this generates the desired square form trapcode that I am looking for. In my After effects, I search the word form and only a drop down menue that says Missing: Form, and when I drag it into the work space, it has all the same parmeters as if there was an object there, but the particle form structure I need to be working with is missing. I understand there are 3rd party Trapcodes available, but am I simply missing something from my software, or do I need to be purchasing something else in order to continue this tutorial?
I will post pictures of what I am working with. Thank you
You can download a trial version from Red Giant Software and just live with the red X watermark. You cannot learn how to use Form without at least having it on your machine. It will work with a watermark forever, you just have to pay for it remove the watermark.