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TripleD Developing 'Fyreworks' for EI Universe

Plugin creates dynamic firework effects By Dave Nagel
TripleDTools says it's developing a new plugin for Electric Image Universe called Fyreworks. The plugin, as its name suggests, creates firework effects in EI's 3D modeling and animation suite. A date has not been announced for the release, but TripleD says it's "coming soon."

TripleD is the company the developed PowerParticles Pro, a particle system for Universe. The "lite" version of PowerParticles is included with Universe now. The new Fyreworks plugin includes presets based on popular fireworks, such as roman candle, palm, fountain, butterfly, willow and salute. Features include:

  • Interactive OpenGL interface, allows users to see changes as they're input.
  • Emit from surfaces and image maps.
  • Emit particles spheres and models with spark trails.
  • Save and load settings.
  • Dynamics functions.
  • Tabbed Interface with new "Multi-Pass" preferences.
  • Color and alpha channel controls.

A release date for the new plugin has not yet been set, and pricing information is unavailable. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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