Meteors


An effect that simulates falling meteors. Can also be used to create an explosion, or a swarm of flies.

Meteor Effects: Applies special motion effects to the movement of the Meteors
  None: All meteors move in a straight line, in the same direction.
  Random Direction: Each meteor moves in it’s own random direction
  Explode: The meteors emanate from a common center point in the center of the grid.

Direction: The direction of movement of the meteors. This parameter is only available when Meteor Effects is set to None.

Speed: The speed at which all meteors move (available when random speed is not selected)

Speed Variation:  Allows you to add a bit of dynamic variation to the meteors.  This value combines with the Speed setting to allow each meteor to use a random speed.  the random speed will only deviate from the base speed by the amount of variation set here.

Count: The number of meteors.

Tail Length: The length of the meteor tail.

Random Meteor Position: It’s not really obvious what this does.

Color Type: Selects how colors are applied to the effect
  Rainbow: Uses random colors on all meteors and their tails
  Range: Uses one solid color for each meteor. The colors are chosen from a range between the colors/gradients in the gradient list.
  Palette: Uses one solid color for each meteor. The colors are chosen from the specific colors/gradients in the gradient list.  If the colors in the list are gradients, only the starting color is used.
  Gradient: Uses one gradient for each meteor. The gradients are chosen from the specific colors/gradients in the gradient list.

Gradients: The colors/gradient list used by the effect.  See the color type above for how the colors/gradients are applied.

Intensity: The overall brightness envelope over the duration of the effect.