I purchased CS5 today so that I could wotk on a last minute client request involving modifications to a template. However when I open the project I receive the message "particular" effect is missing. Was this bundled with CS4 and is it now not available in CS5? Any suggestions on how I can correct this error?
Particular is a third party plugin from Trapcode. It is not, and has never been, bundled with any version of After Effects.
It's probably the most useful plugin in my After effects tool kit - well worth the money.
Depending on what Particular is used for in your project, other AE-bundled particle plugins like CC Particle World, may be able to replicate what it is you need.
Thanks for your reply. It is as I expected but I thought . . . Nah they wouldn't sell a template that required a third party plug-in would they . . .
Answer Uh yes they would. Fortunately I was able to download a trial of the plug in and have it working. I'll mark this answer as correct.