Disintigration Powder

So simple question here. I’ve really enjoyed using the explode modifier, and would like to turn some things to dust instead of chunks. I’ve seen it done in other films ( see Nion’s tutorials on youtube), but the only way I can think of is to give my object more verticies (and that would absoultly kill my computer).

Any tips or help?:confused:

Thanks

Would that be the harmonic effector of a particle system?

WOW now how is that done>???