firstly, thanks to Aaron Cobb for helping me out with the first part of my question, see:
'creating hair/string with trapcode particular' (adobe forum)
I have started a new topic - as i wasn't sure whether the last thread would be revisited..apologies if this is not the correct protocol.
anywho: the problem as it is, at the moment:
Aaron has graciously provided a ffx file...which i have dropped into preset/trapcode particular ffx folder...i have then restarted after effects, unfortunately the effect is unavailable from the dropdown menu in particular effect window.
I can't figure out why this wouldn't show up...can someone put me out of my misery!
the ffx Aaron provided sounds like the exact effect i'm going for (string)..it's a little frustrating having this 'sweetie and not being able to taste it!'
anywho..thanking you in advance...merry christmas...peace to your homies!
Sounds like the preset is not compatible with your version of AE. Either it has been created on a different platform or a different version of AE. I'm sure Aaron will jump in and provide a project file.