Get inspired by the generous library
While getting to know the application, you stumble across a browser panel which includes a large variety of default effects organized in groups. These basically represent folders which you are also able to create and store your creations in, for later editing or simply combining with different particles.
Possibilities are endless, from flame and smoke animations to some of the most complex and surprising designs you can find anything to gives you a kick start.
Edit and combine default particles
The only way you are able to get a result is by making use of the preset animations. Don't let this bring your hopes down, because everything you choose can be thoroughly modified so they resemble nothing of the original.
This is either done once they are selected, by carefully adjusting parameters in a timeline or by simply opening an editor for individual animations. Doing so brings up even more customization options. Similar functions to the main workspace are provided, the only difference being it allows the creation of a single particle which you can add to the library for later use.
Moreover, when you are done unleashing your imagination and have created a stunning visual experience, you can enjoy it by simply running an individual viewer. It opens up a window in which you are able to preview the whole content of the library.
To end with
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that ParticleIllusion is a powerful application which gives you the possibility to create visual enhancements for your projects. You easily get the hang of it due to the clever design, losing the notion of time while experimenting with different options to get just the right effect.
Reviewed by Mircea Dragomir on May 2nd, 2014
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- Minor Changes:
- When Caps Lock is on, activation dialog will show at startup (Scroll lock key does the same thing, but some Macs running Windows do not have a Scroll Lock key).
- Additional codecs that support alpha channel can be added by user via a text file (alphacodecs.txt).
- Added better error handling when Auto Update can't connect to server.
Application descriptionparticleIllusion is a standalone application that allows you to quickly and easily create amazing effects: explosions,...