Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Update: Wondertouch by GenArts particleIllusion for After Effects v1.02; After Effects CS5 and CS5.5 Installer Update

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The current version of particleIllusion for After Effects is now 1.02 Version 1.02 is the first version that supports After Effects CS5 and CS5.5

To update from 1.00 or 1.01 to 1.02 (Windows): download the particleIllusion 1.02 for After Effects installer (Windows)

To update from 1.00 or 1.01 to 1.02 (Mac OS X): download the particleIllusion 1.02 for After Effects installer (Mac)

There is no need to uninstall the previous version before installing 1.02.

particleIllusion for After Effects ("pIAE" for short) is the plug-in version of particleIllusion for Adobe After Effects.

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What does it do?

pIAE allows you to load most of the over 2800 existing particleIllusion 3.0 emitters in After Effects, including the Pro Emitters. It also includes the emitter search engine that is found in particleView. You have access to all of the "top-level" parameters: size, life, number, velocity, etc. (almost everything that shows in the particleIllusion hierarchy window), so you are able to do quite a bit of customization at both the top emitter level and the individual particle type level (and free emitter type level for super emitters).

What will it NOT do?

Version 1.0 of pIAE doesn't give you access to the "lower level" parameters like particle color gradients, size over life graphs, particle images, particle image reference point location, initial particle angle -- the things that are in the various pages of the emitter properties dialog in pI3. Forces and deflectors are not be present in version 1.0. Also, because of the number of parameters that each emitter adds, there may be some limit to the number of emitters that you can add to a project.

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