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    ParticleIllusion is described as 'particleIllusion 3.0: award-winning standalone particle effects application that enables you to quickly and easily add a huge variety of particle effects to your images, animation, or video' and is a Video Editor in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to ParticleIllusion for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Java. The best alternative is Adobe After Effects. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Hitfilm Express or Blackmagic Design Fusion. Other great apps like ParticleIllusion are HitFilm Pro (Paid), NUKE (Paid), Apple Motion (Paid) and ButtleOFX (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 17, 2022
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Adobe After Effects
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    1. Adobe After Effects is the premiere digital video effects software used industry wide for film making and TV production as well as creative work including high-end video intros and audio-reactive music visualizers.


    2. Free video-editing and video-composition software in one, with the option of buying fx-packs.
    3. Blackmagic Fusion (formerly known as Fusion and eyeon Fusion) is an image compositing software program created by eyeon Software Inc, now developed by Blackmagic Design. It is typically used to create visual effects and digital compositing for movies, TV-series and commercials.
    4. NUKE is a powerful compositing application that delivers unparalleled speed, an efficient multi-channel scanline rendering engine, and a first-class feature set that is unrivalled in the desktop market.


    5. Motion is a compositing application used to create and edit motion graphics, titling for video and film production, and 2D and 3D compositing for visual effects.
    6. ButtleOFX is a simple, user-friendly and open source compositing software. It is based on TuttleOFX, an open source, modular and sustainable image processing architecture.

      Discontinued

      as evidenced by their github page, the team is no longer developing it any further. They are looking for a maintainer. The last commit is over a year old.

    7. Autodesk Smoke is a leader in editorial finishing for high-quality commercial and broadcast projects. Smoke offers an end-to-end finishing toolset that combines intuitive timeline navigation with advanced 3D finishing tools.
    8. Liconcomp can compose videos, text, and camera images live and play them back in real time.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.2.2, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • BlitzMax
      Export the particle effects as static animations onto sprite sheets, animation strips or image sequences in PNG format, or if you develop for the iPhone or iPad, you can export using the PVRTC format (Mac only).
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