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ParticleIllusion 3.0 from WonderTouch

Over the years, this program has been enormously evolved and fantastically released numerous monthly ‘free’ library emitters. You can create explosions, smoke, fire, sparkles, motion graphics backgrounds, space effects, creatures, and abstract artistic effects and many more. The particle engine of this software is so amazing that it can create complex particle system and thousands of particles per second. The software can be either stand alone program or can be used as plugin for adobe after effects.

Let us take a look at the vast particle effects and functionality of the software. But before we start, let me show you the system requirements as listed from the official website of particleillusion.

(32 or 64-bit)
1.8 GHz CPU
512 MB RAM
1024×768 64MB video card
with OpenGL support

Mac OS X 10.4 or newer
1.0 GHz G4 CPU
512 MB RAM
1024×768 resolution

The official website of the application is at

For the benefit of everyone, we all know that the higher the computer specifications you have, the better performance you get. So, expect some sluggish performance of your computer if you stick with the minimum system requirements and you are attempting to render a high definition particle effects.


Figure 1. This is the graphical interface in Windows environment.


Figure 2. The graphical window in MAC environment.

The trial versions are available for downloads at the site. One more special thing to add, the trial versions can be used for 30 days with no single limitation, absolutely no restrictions, no watermarks, and you can save and open projects. That’s how generous is wondertouch.

The following images are screenshots of some library emitters:

Recently, wondertouch has been acquired by another effects software provider-GenArts. But the particleillusion trademark has not been changed.

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