FREE STANDALONE APPLICATION
Particle Illusion is an easy to use 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. Particle Illusion is the choice for anyone looking to quickly add amazing particle effects to any video, animation, or image.
Available as a free standalone application, a paid premium filter, and as part of the Continuum suite of plugins.
What’s better than 2D particles? 3D!
Particle Illusion 2021 gives you the option to emit particles in 3D with just one simple click. Transform any of the thousands of emitters in seconds and bust open your creative options.
The 2021 release also features a new built-in 3D camera with user-friendly controls. Navigate through generated particle fields using target, position, pan, and orbit modes, new 3D orthographic views, and an off-axis isometric world view with a visible floor grid.
Using the plugin version inside After Effects? Use AE’s host camera to enable easier integration into your 3D scenes.
Connect your particles together with lines to create fresh new geometric mograph looks.
Quickly join particles to parent emitters, birth position, or even to other particles. Transform any emitter into a brand new animation by selecting multiple connection options or by tweaking line opacity, color, and thickness.
Get ready for the most organic and complex looking particles without any hassle.
Turbulence gives users control over the position and size of particles through auto-evolving noise fields. Think subtle wave-like motion, wild particle scatters, or anything in between.
Bounce, crash, boom! Easily create more convincing particle collisions.
Particle Illusion’s deflectors now have a randomness option that allows particles to bounce much more realistically than before, and if you’re looking to add that extra layer of wow, set your particles to break apart when they hit a deflector.
Creative inspiration at your fingertips.
Each new Particle Illusion release includes a collection of professionally-designed particle emitters that show off new features. Search for the new 2021 emitters fast using the Particle Illusion list or library views, by tags, or manually browse through all installed libraries to find the perfect emitter. And don’t forget to star your favorites to easily find them later!
Want to see emitters in action? View Emitter Sample Library
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 real-time 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!
Integrated 3D Render Camera
Integrated 3D View Cameras
AE 3D Host Camera Support
Requires Host Application
Unlimited Hardware-Accelerated Particles
Unlimited Number of Emitters
Forces and Deflectors
Supports Projects up to 8K
2500+ Presets Included
ProRes Rendering with Alpha
Integrated Motion Blur
Direct Compositing on Source
Mocha Planar Tracking for “World” (Camera)
Mocha Planar Tracking for Emitters
Particle Color/Alpha from Source
Continuum Beat Reactor Audio Driven Particles
Integrated Particle Glow
Email & Phone Technical Support
Forum Technical Support
|Particle Illusion 2021|
Mac OSX: 10.13 or higher
Windows: Windows 7 or higher
Processor: 64-bit Intel or AMD CPU with four or more cores
Memory: 8 GB or more
Disk: High-speed disk array or SSD storage
Most modern graphics cards from ATI, Nvidia and Intel are supported. click here for a full listing
Free Standalone application
Paid Premium Plugin
The best way for all Particle Illusion users to ask technical questions or find answers to many common problems is to post in the Particle Illusion Forum, or read the Particle Illusion FAQ. Also, there is a large Particle Illusion library of online training that can help with many common questions.
For more dedicated customer support, any customer that has purchased Particle Illusion as part of the full Continuum suite and has a valid Boris FX Upgrade and Support contract is entitled to email support. All questions, concerns, and issues can be resolved by filling out a support request here.
Any customer who has purchased Particle Illusion as a Premium Filter or as part of the Continuum Particles Unit is entitled to email support only. All questions, concerns, and issues can be resolved by filling out a support request here.
The Particle Illusion standalone application is not eligible for email or phone support, but all technical questions can be posted in the Particle Illusion Forum.