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Alan Lorence

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The programmer behind particleIllusion.

I love cool graphics that don't take a lot of time to make. =)
Member Since:
April 12th 2001
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St. Louis, Missouri, USA
ERROR! help!
by Evanlarimore 8 years ago
Could not find an acceptable pixel format! then - Can't create OpenGL context When I try and render out of pIllusionRender I always get that error and it doesn
Re: ERROR!
by Alan Lorence 1 month ago
I love that people are still finding this 8-year-old thread! :) Alan. .................... Alan Lorence Product Manager GenArts, Inc. www.genarts.com www.wondertouch.com
Missing emitter preview icons
by Kevin Washington 1 month ago
I have recently begin using Particle Illusion again I'm running v 3.09 I noticed when I clicked load library the preview images for the emitters are no longer in the file requester like it used to Has
Re: Missing emitter preview icons
by Alan Lorence 1 month ago
Not a bug. Unfortunately the feature that let the emitter thumbs show in the "Load Library" dialog had to be removed in the latest build of pI3 due to a Windows change. A partial workaround is to use
Particle Illusion for AE no Libraries Window
by Christian larocque 2 months ago
Hi, I am having a problem to with Particle Illusion for AE Why cant I see the Emitter Libraries in a window. Only one Emitter.. (Star Trail) appears with no problem in the effects control panel. But I
Re: Particle Illusion for AE no Libraries Window
by Alan Lorence 2 months ago
I suspect that the emitter libraries are not in the right place, but please contact support@genarts.com for help with this. Alan. .................... Alan Lorence Product Manager GenArts, Inc. www.ge
No png option in particle illusion render, or transparent AVIs
by Bob Cat 3 months ago
im trying to render in particle illusion (its been years... i havent used the non AE version since like... 2009. anyways, i open particle render, reinstalled it several times, because I cannot for the
Re: No png option in particle illusion render, or transparent AVIs
by Alan Lorence 2 months ago
It's been a while since I've opened the Windows version of pIRender, but if there's not a place to specify the output format (PNG sequence) then just try adding a ".png" to the filename. There should
PI textures plagiarism
by Thomash Lee 3 months ago
It's been a long time I (known as Diony or other silly nicknames) part with the pI community because I have changed my focus to Unity primarily for its real-time 3D particle system which is very remin
Re: PI textures plagiarism
by Alan Lorence 3 months ago
Thanks for pointing this out! Alan. .................... Alan Lorence Product Manager GenArts, Inc. www.genarts.com www.wondertouch.com
Particle Illusion for Ae CC 2014 extremely slow playback and rendering (Win 8.1)
by Camilo Díez Rendón 3 months ago
HI, I recently acquired the trial version of PI v1.0.4.2 for Ae CC2014 to use on a project with a very tight schedule. Sadly, things haven't been working so well: while the preview panel works like a
Re: Particle Illusion for Ae CC 2014 extremely slow playback and rendering (Win 8.1)
by Alan Lorence 3 months ago
Please email support@genarts.com with as many details as possible. Alan. .................... Alan Lorence Product Manager GenArts, Inc. www.genarts.com www.wondertouch.com
License trouble again.
by Leonard Rivera 3 months ago
Alright. Been using PIllusion for sometime now on this current machine. Went to use it today and I got hit with a trial version expiration notice. I understand it's because my Machine ID changed someh
Re: License trouble again.
by Alan Lorence 3 months ago
Email support@genarts.com. You need an updated serial number. Alan. .................... Alan Lorence Product Manager GenArts, Inc. www.genarts.com www.wondertouch.com
Q3-Q4 emitters
by Alan Lorence 4 months ago
I've got the Q3-Q4 emitter library ready, although I haven't added it to the "update check" data file yet. (It's actually been ready for a week...) Sort of a wide range of emitters here, some of which
Re: Q3-Q4 emitters
by Francois Blawat 4 weeks ago
Alan, Can you post these Q3 & Q4 emitters on the main Emitters download page http: www.wondertouch.com emlibs_30.asp I do not see them listed and if someone does not use these forums, they would not k
Particle effects on and within an image graphic
by Pete Douglas 5 months ago
Hi Everybody! Is it possible to import a picture or text graphic in png format and have particle effects withint the picture it self ie: import a text.png with the word "Hello" and have particles floa
Re: Particle effects on and within an image graphic
by Alan Lorence 5 months ago
Does the PNG have an alpha channel (transparency) I think it's required for both of these options to work... In both cases you'll need to change the emitter into an "area" emitter (rectangle) if it's
moving particle Illusion to a new laptop from a older windows xp
by tony hampton 5 months ago
hi i have particle lllusion on my older windows xp and i want to remove it and use it on my new laptop and it is a windows 8 i have the particle lllusion boxed version from long ago and will i have to
Re: moving particle Illusion to a new laptop from a older windows xp
by Alan Lorence 5 months ago
You'll need to update to the latest version -- we can't activate the old versions any longer. (Thanks Francois!) Alan. .................... Alan Lorence Product Manager GenArts, Inc. www.genarts.com w
Problem with Preset Browser
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
Hi All I am having a small problem with the preset browser. If I apply any effect and go to the preset browser the thumbnail windows are black. You can see the example effects are being applied howeve
Re: Problem with Preset Browser
by Alan Lorence 2 years ago
Try downloading the latest maintenance release (6.13): http: www.genarts.com support downloads sapphire final-cut There are a few fixes related to the preset browser in that update. If you still have
Please Problem With Particleillusion For After Effects Cs4 .....?!
by Mostafa Ansari 4 years ago
i install particleillusion for After Effect Cs4 Full And I Have All Emitter Libry and it is ok and don and i Open It To Try After Install and he is open and i have select the Emitter i Want And I Pres
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Re: Please Problem With Particleillusion For After Effects Cs4 .....?!
by Alan Lorence 4 years ago
What video card do you have Do you have the latest drivers for it Since particleIllusion uses OpenGL for rendering, the video drivers are very important. Alan. www.wondertouch.com
File: Rendered.mov file
by Aaron Cross 4 years ago
mov file heres the pulsing or uneven animation. Its not smooth like for eg a real world fountain would be. http: f1.creativecow.net 2847 renderedmov-file
Re: Rendered.mov file
by Alan Lorence 4 years ago
It's creating new particles the whole time, but sometimes they're being created behind other particles, while sometimes they're being created "on top". Open the emitter properties dialog for the stage
Particles - new free libraries and special offer!
by Alan Lorence 10 years ago
Two items that Combustion users may be interested in. As you may know, wondertouch developed the particle system which was licensed for use in Combustion. Our standalone particle effects app is called
Re: Particles - new free libraries and special offer!
by Eric Craft 10 years ago
I just wish Autodesk would have taken the offer to add Particle Illusion 3 into Combustion. BTW Alan is there any chance that the AE version of PI3 will be compatible with Combustion I spoke with a re


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