Particle Illusion Features
Fluid Dynamics allows you to transform any existing emitter into a complex animation that flows and swirls just like in the real world — or create your own custom animation. Includes 20+ new presets designed by the pros
Work in 3D
Work with emitters, forces, and deflectors in 3D using the integrated camera to navigate through generated particle fields using position, pan, and orbit camera modes. Includes depth of field and motion blur.
Forces and Deflectors
Force objects make it easy to add force fields that create complex movement or can attract or repel particles. The result? Even more interesting, realistic particles — from swirling chaos to controlled flows. Force objects also provide Fluid Dynamics.
Need particles to bounce off a logo? Simulate interaction with your footage or graphics using easy-to-use Deflector objects.
Lines and Turbulence
Connect your particles together with lines! Join particles to parent emitters, birth position, or even to other particles to create fresh new geometric mograph looks.
Turbulence varies the position and size of particles through auto-evolving, organic noise fields. Think subtle wave-like motion, wild particle scatters, or anything in between.
Easy Preset-Driven Workflow
Particle Illusion comes with thousands of preset emitters (via a separate free installer). An integrated search makes it easy to zero in on the effect you’re looking for, and the live preview lets you click and drag to see how it will move.
Use as-is or adjust the position, shape, life, number size, etc. by scrubbing values in the control panel. Create new presets too by saving any adjusted emitter back into your custom emitter library.
Particle Illusion lets you create extremely complex effects, but the Node View makes it easier than ever to work with and customize them. Simply select an emitter or particle node and see the corresponding parameters display in the Controls View.
Render quickly and easily to ProRes or H.264. Include alpha channel, resize the output, force motion blur, and more.