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Streaklet is a long exposure, light painting effect that is controlled by the Streaklet group. The base particle type is the Streaklet particle, which is a large particle dot surrounded by smaller particle dots. Note that the options in the Streaklet group are only available when Streaklet is chosen from the Particle Type pop-up.
At left, the Streaklet group. At right, the Streaklet option in Particle Type.
Randomizes where the small particle dots are positioned. Changing the Random Seed value can quickly give a different look for the Streaklet particles.
Left to right, different Random Seed values chosen.
Sets the number of smaller particle dots around the main dot. High values make more streaks, which give a more detailed look. Lower values make fewer streaks and give a more simplistic look.
Left to right, No Streaks at 5 and 20.
Controls the size of the main particle dot. Low values create thinner, more separated streaks. High values create thicker, more overlapping streaks. A value of 0 turns off the streak.
Left to right, Streak Size at 30 and 50.
Using the Box – Strings base form, some creativity and a little scripting, you can use Streaklets to create interesting light-filled compositions like the ones below. Several presets using the Box - Strings base form and Streaklets can be found in the Lines Presets in the Designer.
Some options using Box - Strings as a base form and Streaklet as the Particle Type.