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.