particleIllusion 3.0:
an overview
What can I do with particleIllusion 3.0?
How do I use particleIllusion with my video editing software?
System Requirements
(32 or 64-bit)
1.8 GHz CPU
512 MB RAM
1024x768 64MB video card
with OpenGL support
Mac OS X 10.4 or newer
1.0 GHz G4 CPU
512 MB RAM
1024x768 resolution
What are the differences between 3.0 and SE?

particleIllusion 3.0 is available for both Windows and Mac OS X

Over 3000 emitters included, with more released free periodically

The award-winning particleIllusion 3.0 has been receiving great reviews since it was released. read more

particleIllusion 3.0: $389

More questions?   FAQ


particleIllusion 3.0

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.

The Interface

particleIllusion's interface has been highly praised as easy to learn, work with, and master.

"...the wondertouch team have done an excellent job of creating a novice-friendly user interface and workflow for their powerful flagship app."

Walter Schoneknecht - TV Technology - Feb. 2006

We've done our best to create an interface that will be easy for an artist to use, yet not be so "artistic" that it is completely different from anything you've seen before. Our customers seem to feel that we've gotten it right.

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").
Powerful: 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.

"ParticleIllusion is the ultimate 2D particle generation system. In power, depth and performance, it just can't be matched."

Dave Nagel - Digital Media Net - Nov. 2005

Out-of-the-Box Effects

One of the great strengths of particleIllusion is the huge library of effects that is included. Over 3000 particle emitters ("effects") are currently available, with a new free library released several times a year.

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.

Works with All Video Applications

Since particleIllusion is a standalone application, you can use it with any video editing or compositing software. Bring your movies or image sequences into particleIllusion, add the particle effects you want, then save the output movie or image sequence. You can also save just the particles with an alpha channel (transparency) so the rendered output can be loaded back into your compositing software.


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