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What I am suggesting is another version of this effect. If anyone has watched later seasons of the show, you'll notice that the Vampires' deaths are a little different. The show's special effects creators call them "more organic". Instead of the vampire just disintegrating, you actually sort of see their skeleton first. However, it's not really a solid skeleton, but you see their bones and skull appear in a dustlike color, and then that in turn becomes dust. It's really hard to explain if you've not seen the show recently, but if you're an obsessed fan like myself , you probably know exactly what I mean.
I also have a suggestion for how it could be done more efficiently for AlamDV (providing someone wants to take up the challange). What I suggest would be separate body parts as the plugin variations. For instance, one variation would be the head alone. You'd see the empty quad, and as the animation progressed, you'd see, amidst the developing dust, a dusty-looking skull briefly which itself becomes dust as well. Other variations could be the chest (ribcage, etc) and arms and legs, etc. That way, it makes the plugin more versitile in its use. Possibly even different angles too? Straight on, from the side, from the back, etc.
I do realize that this is probably quite the challange to make. But I think that it could work well if done nicely, and would be good for people other than myself as well. What do you think?