Boris Continuum 2021Particle Illusion is an easy-to-use, powerful, high-end particle generator that gives editors and artists instant access to photorealistic particle effects for motion graphics, visual effects, titles, lower thirds, and background graphics.
Available as a free standalone application, a paid premium filter, and as part of the Continuum suite of plug-ins, Particle Illusion is the choice anyone looking to quickly and easily add amazing particle effects to any image, animation or video.
REAL-TIME GPU-BASED PARTICLES GENERATION
High-end production value makes clients happy. Real-time particle generation makes users happy. Particle Illusion features a slick user-friendly interface that makes generating motion graphics like sparkles, smoke, fireworks, and explosions simple. Featuring a real-time preview window that automatically displays an animated preview of the selected emitter, users can drag their mouse around the fully interactive Preview Window and the emitter animates to follow. See particles how they were meant to be seen. Bonus-benefit: saving your clients time and money.
EMITTER LIBRARY WITH THOUSANDS OF PRESETS
Particle Illusion comes with thousands of factory-installed preset emitters. An integrated search makes it easy to zero in on the effect you’re looking for, and the real-time preview lets you click and drag to see how it will move. Double-click to add it to the project, then 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 a custom emitter library!
EASY-TO-USE PRESET DRIVEN WORKFLOW
No physics degree? No problem! Particle Illusion makes adding stunning particle animations to your scene as easy as 1-2-3. Select an emitter in the library, double-click, and voila, the emitter is added to the scene. Or chose an emitter, click where you want it on your shot, and the emitter is added to that specific position in space and time.
CONTROL PANEL WITH SPEEDY KEYFRAME NAVIGATION
Many library emitters contain keyframe animation. To make it easy to find and modify these keyframes, parameters with animation are highlighted with a red box in the controls view, and navigation buttons make it easy to move through time keyframe by keyframe. Interpolation can be changed, keys easily added and removed, and adjustments are easy.
Particles that move like the wind! The Forces feature makes it easy to add force fields that create complex, organic movement or can attract or repel particles. From swirling chaos to a controlled flow of particles, the result is even more interesting, realistic particles.
Need particles to bounce off a logo? Simulate interaction with your footage or graphics using Deflector objects! Easy to add and use, deflector collisions are just one more way to add something extra to your particle-based projects.
INTERACTIVE STAGE WINDOW WITH ON-SCREEN MOTION PATH
A visible motion path will appear over the composite window when an emitter’s position has been animated over time. The motion path displays the changes to the position and velocity of the emitter source over time. The on-screen path is fully interactive. Control velocity by repositioning points on the visible motion path within the composite window. Modify bezier keyframes with directional handles via on-screen controls.
PRE-RENDER FOR SPEED
Both the plugin and standalone version of Particle Illusion feature the ability to “pre-render” a particle animation to a ProRes QuickTime movie. This will allow you to dramatically speed up your final render when using the plug-in version, or render out a movie for use in a compositing or editing application from the standalone version.
MOCHA MOTION TRACKING (PLUGIN ONLY)
The integration of Mocha’s Academy Award-winning planar tracking and masking tools inside Particle Illusion gives users a unique advantage over other particle plug-ins. Both the particle emitter position and the position of the world camera can be driven independently or together using Mocha’s tracking data. The Mocha Essentials UI makes accomplishing advanced VFX even easier whether you’re a Mocha newbie or an experienced Mocha user. PLEASE NOTE: This feature is currently supported only in the plugin version of Particle Illusion and not yet supported in the standalone application.
In order to work properly, your copy of Boris Continuum 2020 Particle Illusion requires: