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Philip Knight
GenArts Acquisition = No More Monthly Emitters?
on Mar 11, 2010 at 10:45:23 pm

Alan,

Maybe I've missed some news bulletin -- and I confess being somewhat greedy (every month used to be a kind of micro-Christmas of goodies) with the addition of new emitters. But as far as I can tell, there have not been any new ones since the last batch, December 2009.

Perhaps it's all part of the transition period whereby things are being re-evaluated, but it would be nice to know the whud's up. Perhaps GenArts and/or Wondertouch/you could issue some news bulletin or something so customers could know what to expect or no longer expect.

Again, I've been grateful for the monthly goodies -- as have others. It just would be nice to know the status of this as well as any other changes that could or would affect our use of PI.

Thanks.

~ Philip Knight


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Alan Lorence
Re: GenArts Acquisition = No More Monthly Emitters?
on Mar 11, 2010 at 10:55:41 pm

There have been a couple of threads here about this already:

http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/23/862149

http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/23/862131



Alan.

http://www.wondertouch.com


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Philip Knight
Re: GenArts Acquisition = No More Monthly Emitters?
on Mar 11, 2010 at 11:09:45 pm

OK, thanks.

For those who didn't catch those threads as I didn't -- since "Hmmmmmm...." as subject was too vague to garner my attention or point to the issue -- I'm including below what I feel is the crux of Alan's response from those links (saves clicking around).
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Re: Hmmmmmm....
by Alan Lorence on Feb 18, 2010 at 5:16:14 pm

Kurt and all -- unfortunately I've not been able to generate any emitters for January. We're putting the finishing touches on the Mac version of particleIllusion for After Effects and I just haven't had time.

There will be a February library though -- this was just a one-month hiatus. =)

Somebody mentioned user-created emitters. I'm definitely for that! If everybody sent me their one best emitter, I'd hopefully have dozens of great emitters to choose from. There are a few "rules" that have to be followed though, which makes it more difficult:

1) The emitter has to be different enough from existing emitters, or a major improvement over existing emitters. Subtle variations on old emitters are not good enough.

2) The emitter can't be based on a Pro Emitter, or if it is it needs to be drastically different and use different particle images.

3) The emitter must be yours to give.

4) You must be willing to share it with *everybody*

5) I have to approve the emitter (it has to be good).

If you have emitters that meet 1-4, please send them along (zipped) to support at wondertouch.com!

(reviewing emitters takes time too, but not as much as creating them)



Alan.

http://www.wondertouch.com


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Alan Lorence
Re: GenArts Acquisition = No More Monthly Emitters?
on Mar 11, 2010 at 11:20:04 pm

Good thinking - thanks! As a follow-up, Feb emitters are late, but coming soon. =)

Alan.

http://www.wondertouch.com


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Philip Knight
Re: GenArts Acquisition = No More Monthly Emitters?
on Mar 11, 2010 at 11:45:22 pm

You're welcome.

As to when new ones will come out, hey, we'll all just have to keep our creative withdrawal symptoms in check and be patient - lol.

On submitting originals:

I'm toying around with one emitter that I may submit as a possible candidate, though having renamed it, at some point I have to go hunt for its original PI version and name as original reference.


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Kurt Muller
Re: GenArts Acquisition = No More Monthly Emitters?
on Mar 13, 2010 at 8:55:34 am

Well, Phil, my "Hmmmmm" post was merely a response in a thread that had been started by Darren Hilbert, entitled >"Emitters". You were searching for "Emitters", yes?




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