3D model as particles

I wanted to know if there is a way to import a 3D model then turn it into particles, or have particle surround the basic geometry. Would there also be a way to animate a 3D model in touch designer? And even more, animate it in the form of particles?
I’m an animation student trying to learn touch designer. The first question is the most important one for me

Hey @DeAndrea,

the Point File In TOP loads a variety of formats including obj. Have a look at this 3 part series tutorials on point clouds - maybe it is what you were looking for?

Cheers
Markus

Sorry, for the late response, but this was really helpful. Just what I was looking for. Thank you