Sandstorm Motion Kit gives you the ability to creating stunning particle and dust effects from your images, no plugins required.
Create amazing static designs in Photoshop with the #1 best selling GraphicRiver item Sandstorm Photoshop Action. Take your results to the next level in After Effects using the Sandstorm Motion Kit.
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SandStorm Motion Kit
Create this highly detailed effect from your photos with just a few clicks. Customizable settings in After Effects allow you to completely transform your results, giving you maximum control. That’s right, no plugins, no pre-renders and no third party apps. You control the amount of particles, the turbulence, the particle distance and much, much more. Now, you can control the effect in any direction!
The SandStorm Photoshop Action has been tested and working on Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC+
The SandStorm Motion Kit has been tested and working on After Effects CS6, CC+
CC2020 Users – Please change the Expression Engine to “Legacy ExtendScript” or you will receive expression errors (File > Project Settings > Expressions > Legacy ExtendScript).
The action will ONLY WORK IN THE ENGLISH VERSION OF PHOTOSHOP . If you are not using the English version of Photoshop, you can always change it to English
and then back again to your native language using this method.
Highly, highly recommend this script. Extremely customizable and the possibilities are endless. Thomas is also very responsive if you happen to run into any issues.
The template is absolutely fantastic… I loved it! Incredible work, Thomas!
I bought this kit without ever having used After Effects before, so it was a bit of a learning curve, but Thomas was a great help and answered many questions very promptly. The results are so fun, even with minimal “customizing”. Really having a good time with this app!
One of the best effects I’ve seen and very flexible. The programmer spent a lot of time putting this together, with features that give you many options to create a more effective ‘storm’, including color, length, amount of particles. etc. You don’t need a special plugin to run it, and yet it looks like you spent hours building particle effects. A great buy all around!
Everything is amazingly well organized, and the quality of end results is stunning.
Outstanding product. Outstanding value. Easy to use and customer support is on point. Love the product, more than pays for itself with one use. If you’re savvy with After Effects you’ll find multiple uses. If you’re not you’ll do well as it’s pretty intuitive once you’ve watched the tutorial.
With the tools license, create unlimited end products and results. Buy it once and use it over and over again without worrying about licensing issues.
Sandstorm Motion Kit offers you the ability to create premium results in After Effects as a standalone script, so you can work exclusively in After Effects – perfect for vfx and motion graphic artists.
Sandstorm Motion Kit includes the #1 best selling GraphicRiver item, SandStorm Photoshop Action. The download includes the full version of the action, including documentation, updates and support.
Social Media Presets
Sandstorm Motion Kit includes all the top social media video and image dimensions via a simple dropdown – a convenient option for content creators. Choose from the most popular dimension for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Vine, Youtube, Vimeo and LinkedIn.
The Best Results
For the best results using the action in Photoshop, it is recommended to use high resolution photos in the range of 1500px – 3500px. The optimal range is from 2000px – 3500px. The detail and clarity in the effects generated by the actions reduce the smaller your photo is.
For best results using the SandStorm Motion Kit in After Effects, we support exports up to 4K (3840×2160).
Motion Kits are designed to save you hours, days, weeks or months of work. They are created in a way that both Photoshop and After Effects beginners and experts can use, saving you lots of time working on both personal or commercial projects.
We have put countless hours into putting the work in so you don’t have to. Create amazing designs and animate them in one click!
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Tips & Help
If you need support for the After Effects portion of the project, please message support@ThomasKovar.com. If you need support for the Photoshop portion of the project, please visit SevenStyles’s Photoshop Action FAQ. SevenStyles’s email address is listed on the help page if you are experiencing issues beyond whats covered on this page.
04/11/2018 – Version 1.2.1
UPDATE: Minor Bug Fix
04/10/2018 – Version 1.2.0
NEW FEATURE: Resizable Dimensions (Up to 4K Supported) NEW FEATURE: Social Media Dimension Presets NEW FEATURE: Completely Updated Results NEW FEATURE: 360 Effect Control UPDATE: Improved Speed UPDATE: Removed Motion Kit Exporter UPDATE: UI Panel Update UPDATE: New Demo Video UPDATE: New Video Tutorials UPDATE: New Rendering Options
10/17/2017 – Version 1.1.1
UPDATE: Sandstorm Photoshop Action Update for CC2018 Compatibility UPDATE: Minor Bug Fixes
09/15/2017 – Version 1.1.0
UPDATE: Added Access to MotionKit.Club UPDATE: Minor Bug Fixes
02/20/2017 – Version 1.0.2
UPDATE: Expression Update to Remove German AE Curves (Kurven) Errors UPDATE: Expression Update to Remove 'Layer 4039' Error
10/28/2016 – Version 1.0.1
UPDATE: Minor Bug Fixes
10/20/2016 – Version 1.0.0
- Initial Release