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01 January 2003, 05:54 PM
First ... excuse my English I'm FRENCH :)

I have One question :

Is it possible to affect a Combustion 2 particule to an Alpha Layer ?
I tryed with an Transparent layer but it didn't works ! :(

I would like to do this, to modify only the particules (grain, CC, etc ...) . Not the video.

Thanks to reply.

01 January 2003, 11:25 AM
What you can do is create a solid layer and apply your effects to the particles on the solid layer.

To composite tha layer with the rest of your images in combustion just change the solid layer's transfer mode to screen.

Hope this helps...


Discreet UK

01 January 2003, 01:51 PM
Thank you for Reply 'GrantKay".

I tryed this "solution" when i looked for a solution.

It works with Smoke particle and some gray scale particule but when there is high tone of color it looks bad .. a kind of transparenty.

Maybe in upper version of combustion ?!


Thanks to help me, Grant.

01 January 2003, 04:11 PM
I am not sure what you mean by Upper Version of combustion....

If you mean next version, I will submit it for review...


Discreet UK

01 January 2003, 04:34 PM
Yes U're right, I talk about a NEXT version of Combustion .... which allow to create Particles on a transparent layer...

Excuse my English; I'll buy an English/French dictionnary tomorrow :) !

See ya

PS : You sign Discreet UK, is it mean that U work on a Flame or Inferno station ?

01 January 2003, 04:46 PM

The particles on the transparent layer was an issue that was with the original particle engine called illusion which we added to combustion. We are aware of the issue and will look to resolve it...

"Discreet UK" means I am based in the United Kingdom for discreet. I am a combustion specialist... know a bit about flame and inferno but combustion is my part...


Discreet UK

01 January 2003, 05:57 PM
I can't believe it !

U work for Discreet !

So, if we could add all Operators on a transparent Particle Layer, it will be great ! Work on it Guys ! :)

I'd like to say that Combustion is a wonderfull soft.
To compare it with AE, I 'd say that tracking is stronger (relative option ---> Can move element after Tracking), Color Correction (simply the best) and so more.


01 January 2003, 09:36 PM
well, this is sort of on topic:

what if i want to animate the layer with the particles on the z-axis of the layer below it?

i'm trying stuff - but i'm close to stumped

thanks in advance


nevermind - i figured it out

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