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Can't see Particles on Youtube

Posted: Mon, 11th Jan 2010, 4:04pm

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MichaelOmegatron

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So the other day I put a video up on youtube and when I watched it I couldn't see the particles I had put in the movie via effects lab pro. It's a war movie and I had used the Debris preset (changed the color) for both dirt hits and blood hits, but I can't see them on youtube (I assume due to the poor quality). Anyways I need help on this. I had a couple of ideas:
1) Upload the movie as a higher quality file.
2) Layer the particle effects by copying and pasting them on top of each other, making them easier to see.

SO would these work? What would be the best quality file to upload? Would the copy paste method work? If so, how do you select multiple items at once so I don't have to right click my way through each one?

Also what could work is increasing the size of the particles, but when I do this it also increases the animation area. How do I make the particles themselves bigger without making the animation space bigger?

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.
Posted: Mon, 11th Jan 2010, 5:00pm

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Simon K Jones

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miketrumpet wrote:

So the other day I put a video up on youtube and when I watched it I couldn't see the particles I had put in the movie via effects lab pro. It's a war movie and I had used the Debris preset (changed the color) for both dirt hits and blood hits, but I can't see them on youtube (I assume due to the poor quality). Anyways I need help on this. I had a couple of ideas:
1) Upload the movie as a higher quality file.
2) Layer the particle effects by copying and pasting them on top of each other, making them easier to see.
Have you got a link to this video?

In the video file you exported that you subsequently uploaded to YouTube, could you see the effects? Are you sure you uploaded the correct video file?
Posted: Mon, 11th Jan 2010, 9:28pm

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MichaelOmegatron

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The effects are on the video before upload, and i uploaded the right one. Well...I guess the effects are just as good on youtube as the file i saved them as...and they're not as bad as I though they were...But i would still like to make them look better. So i was wondering about the possible solutions i posted.
Posted: Mon, 11th Jan 2010, 10:12pm

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Axeman

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As Tarn mentioned, without seeing the video there's no way we can say for certainty.

As far as the size of the particles though, if you use the Particle Size gradient, rather than the Scale control, you can control individual particle sizes without scaling the entire effect.
Posted: Tue, 12th Jan 2010, 1:03am

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MichaelOmegatron

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Wow that's exactly what i was looking for! Thanks. I did have another question: Can you select multiple items on the time line at once, you know, to copy them or delete them instead of having to do it one by one?