PowerDirector 12

Tutorials | Advanced

Adding Particle Effects

You can completely customize a particle effect to give it a unique appearance.

Adding New Particle Images

 

1. Select a particle effect in the timeline, and then click the Modify button.

2. Click Add a new particle object (marked in red).

3. Click (Add/ Delete particle).

4. Select Insert a Default Image.

 

Note: You can select Insert a Custom Image to insert your own image. But the image must be in the .png format and have a transparent background.

5. Select a default image and then click Open.

Deleting Particle Images

 

1. Select an existing image, and then click the trash can button (Delete selected image).

2. The selected image is deleted.

 

Customizing Particle Styles

 

1. Select an emit method, and then reposition the particles.

2. Select a particle style.

 

Tip: You can create a wide variety of particle effects by combining different emit methods with different particle styles.

3. Modify the parameters.

 

Extra Information: You can modify the parameters based on your requirements.

Knowledge Base: You can give the particle object a 3D effect by scrolling down to the bottom of the parameter list. Set the amount of depth you want the particle object to have in 3D.
4. For the Color Keyframe option you can change the starting and the ending color of the particle object.
Customizing the Motion Path of Particle Objects

 

You can customize the motion path of a particle object so that its particles move along different paths. This creates a new particle effect that is more engaging and appealing to viewers.

 

1. Click on the Motion tab and then select a default path.

2. Click and drag on the red dot to move the whole motion path.

3. Move the timeline slider and note the blue dot as it follows the motion path.

 

Extra Information: The blue dot corresponds with the
timeline slider on the keyframe timeline.