As Independence Day approaches, I’ve been working on a lot of things that require fireworks. Trapcode Particular has been invaluable for this.
Here’s a project that attempts to simulate a sparkler firework. The emitters all use one AE Light, so it should be easy to move around, or attach to an object.
There are a couple other Trapcode Plug-Ins used in the project: Shine and Starglow. These give some nice glow and tinting to the sparkler. They very much help, but are not required to use the Particular settings.
All of these plug-ins are available through Toolfarm.