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Greg Neumayer
Volumetric Streaklet in Trapcode Particular?
on Feb 17, 2010 at 8:04:03 pm

Hi there,
I'm trying to get a streaklet to look like a translucent tube of color. Essentially, I want the center of it to have less color, and the edges to have more color, as if you're looking through a thicker piece of material at the edges. So far, I'm getting mostly the opposite, where it's most dense in the center. I've got the feathering turned off, and opacity very low (I have a bunch of them screened together so opacity is only about 2%).

I'm wondering if it has to do with my Shading parameters. I can't get the Specular Amount and Specular Sharpness to activate. Is this because they're unavailable in Streklet, or because I need to activate something else, like a certain type of light?

Thanks for any input,
Greg



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Michael Szalapski
Re: Volumetric Streaklet in Trapcode Particular?
on Feb 17, 2010 at 8:20:51 pm

Create a square composition and in it create a design that is a circle with a much stronger outer edge than inner as far as opacity goes.
Use that comp as your particle.

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Greg Neumayer
Re: Volumetric Streaklet in Trapcode Particular?
on Feb 17, 2010 at 11:44:53 pm

Much better. Thanks.

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