Trapcode Form has been updated to version 2. New features in this particle system for After Effects include : 3D import of static or animated OBJ (leapfrogging Plexus), orthographic viewing & Shading and Layer Maps, Particular’s Textured Polygons that can rotate in 3D space, Shadowlets that cast shadows onto other particles, natural light fall-off, and intergration with 3D Cameras using World Transform and Motion Blur.
A full list of new features is available at Red Giant. Check out blogs with more info from Harry Frank, Peder Norrby, and Tim Clapham. Also new is Plexus OBJ Sequence Exporter for C4D, which is compatible with Form 2; see also RipTide from Keith Young.
Here’s a sampling of intro and demo movies for Form 2: