can i make particles come together to form my character for an animation

k so i am a noob at this forum/blender stuff. just throwing that out there.
i want to make an animation where a character appears out of dust. like the dust particles fly into the shape of my character and then it switches over to my actual character model for animation. first off, is this even possible in blender, and if so could someone point me in the right direction.

sorry if this doesn’t flow very well. typed on a tablet. :slight_smile:

Ive had success with this by just reversing a video of an explode modifier applied to an object.

Yeah that’s what i thought i might have to do. What if i didn’t want it to look like a reversed explosion? Like if the particles fell from head level and formed the body that way? Is this doable?