3D Dust Particulate

Twenty unique drag-and-drop 3D dust Alembic files that add atmospheric depth to your projects. No plugins required!

These animated drag-and-drop alembic dust files are simple and quick to add to any scene. Designed and created to give you a variety of looks from subtle particles to intense rises, you’ll find the perfect look for your next render.

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Made with Greyscalegorilla’s 3D Dust Particulate, Area Light Maps, HDRI Link, and Everyday Material Collection.

What is 3D Dust?

The 3D Dust Particulate asset pack is a collection of 20 alembic files. These animated cache files are drag-and-drop particles, meaning you can literally just add them to your scene to add some beautiful atmospheric effects. No plug-ins required!

3D Dust Particulate - Clump Example

By using the Alembic file format, that means there is no need for any additional software or apps. You do not need to set up any rigs or animate, just choose the 3D dust files of your choice and simply drag it into your project.

Once in your scene, you can easily adjust the scale, position, and rotation.

3D Dust Particulate - Rotate

In addition, you can easily add more dust particles by duplicating and rotating the 3D dust Alembic files to build a more dense scene. You can also combine multiple types of 3D dust to build a unique look for your project.

3D Dust Particulate - Duplicate

Where can I use 3D Dust?

These 3D dust files are Alembic, meaning you can use them in any 3D software or compositing platform that accepts Alembic files.

3D Dust Particulate - Compatibility

3D Dust Compatible programs:

  • Cinema 4D
  • 3ds Max
  • Maya
  • Houdini
  • Fusion
  • Nuke
  • Blender
  • KeyShot
  • Render engines
    • Arnold
    • Octane
    • Redshift
    • Renderman
    • V-Ray

What animated styles are included?


3D Dust Particulate - Basic Random Example

The Twenty 3D Dust Alembic files include:

  • Basic Random
    • Standard
    • Heavy
    • Light
  • Basic Rising
    • Dense
    • Light
    • Medium
  •  Clump Rise
    • Standard
    • Heavy
    • Light
  •  Dense Rising
  •  Languid
    • Heavy
    • Rising
    • Swirls
    • Swirls Even
    • Light
    • Light Sparkle
  •  Simple
    • Poof
    • Rise
    • Rise Heavy
    • Rise Light

Want to get a preview of each of the 3D Dust files? Browse and play previews on the demo and training page.

3D Dust Particulate - Light Bulb Dust

How do I use 3D Dust?

3D Dust Particulate - Using 3D Dust

These Alembic files simply need to be loaded into your 3D platform of choice. Check out this collection of product training videos that will show you how to get up and running with 3D Dust Particulate in Cinema 4D and Fusion.

Looking for footage of dust to composite with in After Effects?

Check out the 4K Dust Elements for video editors, compositors, and VFX artists. As an added bonus, be sure to check out the Greyscalegorilla Dust Bundle and get 3D and 4K Dust together.

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Product Details
Release date:2019-05-07
Last updated:2019-05-01
Current version:1.0
Product type:Asset
File format:Alembic
File size:6GB
Requirements:Cinema 4D R14+
Price:$99.00 USD

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