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Particle Group > Glow Group

The Glow group controls a glow around certain particle types. Active when Glow Sphere or Star are chosen as the Particle Type.

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At left, the Glow group. At right, Glow Sphere and Star options in Particle Type.

Size %

Sets the size of the glow. Lower values give a faint glow. Higher values give a heavier glow to the particle.

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Left to right, Size at 100 and 300. This example uses the preset 'tf2_Virus'. 

Opacity %

Sets the opacity of the glow. Lower values give a transparent glow. Higher values give a more solid glow to the particle.

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Left to right, Opacity at 10 and 100.

Feather %

Sets the softness of the glow. Lower values give a globular, distinct edge. Higher values give a feathery soft edge to the particle.

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Left to right, Feather at 0 and 100.

Blend Mode pop-up

The Blend Mode controls how particles are composited together.

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  • Normal: Normal composite operation.
  • Add: Particles are added together. Useful for light effects and fires.
  • Screen: Particles are screened together. Useful for light effects and fires.