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Johannes Frevel
Delay for CC Snowfall
on Nov 20, 2013 at 12:29:25 pm

Hi everyone,
i have got a problem using CC Snowfall.
I would like to let the snow start with a delay but i can`t find any settings for this.
By using Particular i did not reach these good results like with CC Snowfall.
Any ideas?


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Todd Kopriva
Re: Delay for CC Snowfall
on Nov 20, 2013 at 6:56:04 pm

There are a lot of ways to have an effect start at a specific time. Here are two:
- Split your layer and apply the effect to the second of the pieces.
- Apply the effect to an adjustment layer and trim the adjustment layer to begin later.

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John Cuevas
Re: Delay for CC Snowfall
on Nov 20, 2013 at 7:58:19 pm

Todd, I think the problem he's running into is that CC Snow starts full screen, there isn't an emitter position for the effect. You can ramp up the amount of particles from 0 to 50000, and they fall, but they emit from they fade on the entire screen, not from above it.

I'd try using CC Particle world and maybe one of the sphere particles or use a custom particle. You will have a lot more control and can move emit point off screen so the snow falls into the scene.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
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Johannes Frevel
Re: Delay for CC Snowfall
on Nov 21, 2013 at 7:26:11 am

Thanks John,
i made it using trapcode particular. Looks nice.
To sad CC Snow ist not able to handle a starting delay :-( The effect looks really nice.


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