I just installed a demo version of trapcode particular. I installed it first into my plug-ins folder under my application folder. then I tried it under the library/applicationsupport/adobe/common/plugins/cs3 and that didn't work. I open up After Effects and it shows nothing under the effects menu. there are some trapcode particular animation presets but they don't work when applied to a layer. Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
my computer specs: MBpro 2.4GHZ, 2.67GB ram, 200GB hard drive.
It's quite simple actually but it still puzzles me why it doesn't install properly. Anyways, firstly to see the folder with it's contents upon installation, I install it directly into the after effects CS3 folder. From there, I, uh, go into the folder to see 3 extra files. Ok, ok, from there I go into the trapcode folder to see only file which is "Particular" and I copy it. From there, I go into support files, plugins, and Trapcode (if you have previous trapcode plugins installed to see it there) and copy it to that Trapcode folder then bam! I don't think there is a need to worry about the presets for some reason since all are working. Anyways, hope this help.