Trapcode Particular is a very powerful Particle system and you can create numerous effects using this plugin. It’s a must have After Effects Plugin for every Motion Graphics Artist.
When most Motion Graphics artist were busy working with Particles and dust floating around the space, Joey Korenman was busy growing leaves from Vines.
In this video tutorial, he demonstrate how to use Trapcode Particular to make leaves grow out of an animated vine. This isn’t typically what you think of Particular being used for, but it works amazingly well for animations that need to be triggered at a certain point in time, like a leaf growing.
If you don’t have Particular, you can download a demo from Red Giant official Website.