Partigen 2 ActionScript Effect Library Released

The original Partigen was the first of it’s kind – a realtime particle effects component for Flash that could be used with a few clicks of the mouse. The downside, was the API was closed and nothing was open source… and it was in AS2.

After 11 months of development, and 3 months since the last beta release, the open source AS3 particle effects library Partigen 2 is now out of beta and has been officially released! You can grab it now:

http://desuade.com/partigen/download

Along with the particle system, an entire motion package featuring tweening, physics, sequencing, and the exclusive motioncontroller was built to power all those particles. Cleverly named the “Desuade Motion Package”, it has been released as well as version 1.0.

Both packages are being developed together, and those looking for just a powerful animation package for AS3 can use it independently.

I will be finishing up getting the Partigen 2 plugin ready for a release over the next few days, so be sure to keep an eye out for that. If you are excited about this, you should tell somebody else who might be interested.. as I’m sure they’d love you for it!

I’m starting to get really excited.. can you feel excited about this yet?

Partigen 2 in Development – AS3 Particle Effects!

Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since I have updated the community on what’s happening with Desuade and Partigen, so I thought I’d take a moment to do so because I’m sure you’re curious.

Partigen 2 – Ok, so cat’s out of the bag. Partigen 2 has been under development for a few months now, and will be entirely in AS3 for Flash CS3 and CS4. Partigen is being completely rewritten from scratch, and will make 1.1 look like a square wheel – it’s almost too powerful.

This time around, something’s going to be different. The Partigen 2 engine and ActionScript classes will be released 100% free, Open Source. That’s right, you read that correctly – free. It will be distributed and open for contributions from the public via github.

There will still be a commercially supported plugin for Flash, for those users who wish for this and all the same preset effects and easy point and click configuration. Again, this is going to blow the previous version out of the water.

By now I’m sure you’re wondering, when exactly is it going to be released, weren’t you? Well if you’re compelled to know all about Partigen, then I would have to say you can feel excited about beginning to get anticipated for the release in about 2 months!

So tell everyone you know now, get them excited about it – because Partigen 2 is going to be epic, and it’s just like when you were a kid, the night before Christmas, feeling giddy with excitement, waiting for just what you wanted this all along.

You can expect more updates soon!