Particle Editor Overview

You can create custom particle effects to be used throughout your creation. You can then use the created particle with the Start Particles behavior. This article is an overview of the different features of the Particle Editor.

Template Bar

The top tool bar in the Particle Editor is the Template Bar. Each item in the bar is a single template. You can use these as a starting point for creating your own effects.

Fire

Particle effect that looks like fire.

Comet

Particle effect that looks like a flaming comet.

Fountain

Particle effect that simulates water spouting from a fountain.

Explosion

An explosion particle effect.

Smoke

An effect that looks like a billowing smoke stack.

Snow

Particle effect that can be used for falling snow.

Shockwave

A shockwave effect.

Portal

A cool spiralling portal particle effect.

Galaxy

Particles that look like a forming galaxy.

 

Emitter Settings

Tap the Settings tab to bring up Emitter Settings. Emitter Settings allow you to change some parameters for your entire effect. Simply adjust the sliders until you get the desired effect. Press and hold the slider nub for precise tuning.

 

 

Adjustable sliders to modify your entire emitter effect. Press and hold the slider nub for precision mode.

Mode Settings

The Mode tab let you change the physical properties for your particle effect. When in Gravity mode, control gravity and acceleration. When in Radial mode, you can change the speed and radius settings for your effect.

 

Gravity Mode

Radial Mode

Graphic Settings

The Graphics tab lets you change the visual properties for your particle effect. You can change the graphic for each individual particle, the start color and the the end color. You can also change the effect from Normal, Additive, and Subtractive.

 

 

Menu

The menu is where you can playback the effect, or export it.

Play

The Play button starts the particle effect from the beginning.

Loop

Repeatedly plays the particle effect you are making.

Save

Saves your particle effect so you can use it in your creation with the Start Particles behavior. Once your effect is saved, you can also edit later, or use it in other creations you make.

Share

You can share the current particle effect. This will send a file that can be edited with hyperPad.

My Particle Effects

Your saved particle effects show up under “My Particle Effects”. You can modify these at any time. Simply tap an effect from the list to load the effect. 

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