I've been trying, to no avail, to create/animate a gossamer effect with Particular. The effect I'm going for looks very similar to the MAC's defaut desktop images, except of course they would be animated. I've tried everything at this point and was wondering if anyone on the forum might have an idea as to how to accomplish this?
Umm, why are you using Particular? I'm not saying this type of effect cannot be done with it, but quite frankly you are only giving yourself a hard time by doing so. A much simpler solution would be using some instances of the Circle effect, animated as 3D layers and then an Echo effect on an adjustment layer on top of it to create the trailing or animated masks annd Stroke with a similar approach. You could also try Philp Spoeths Sinedots plugins.