particleIllusion is a standalone application that allows you to quickly and easily create
amazing effects: explosions, smoke, fire, sparkles, motion graphics backgrounds, space effects,
creatures, and abstract artistic effects — literally hundreds of different types of effects.
particleIllusion 3.0 is our fully-featured professional version. It uses the latest version of
our particle engine, and can create the largest number of effects, with amazing realism and complexity.
Fast, Easy, and Powerful
Fast: particleIllusion uses OpenGL for real-time (or near real-time) previews of all effects, and ultra-fast
rendering. Render times are always in Frames per second, not seconds (or minutes, or hours) per frame.
Easy: You can add an effect to your project with a single click of the mouse, or you can
customize the effect by changing some of the easy-to-understand parameters (such as "size").
The number of parameters that you can change, coupled with some of the
advanced features such as "Super Emitters" (particle emitters that
create other particle emitters automatically), allow some of the most
complex and realistic effects available anywhere.
One of the great strengths of particleIllusion is the huge library of effects that
is included. Over 2600 particle emitters ("effects") are currently available, with a new free library
released every month.
What types of effects are included? Too many to list, and many that
would be nearly impossible to describe with words, but a few include:
explosions, fire, smoke, fog, waterfalls, sparks, sparkles, fireworks,
rain, snow, puddle splashes, motion graphics backgrounds, magic
effects, space warps, abstract lights, lava, flocks of birds, geometric
shapes, aurora, bubbles, waves, rainbows, light beams — dozens of
different types, and hundreds of variations.
This large (and
ever-growing) library of effects allows you to create immediately, with
no learning curve and almost no effort. You can also customize these
effects to create subtle variations or entirely new effects, then save
your new presets.