New to HitFilm - want to add pixie dust or similar affect to wand

So I followed a few tutorials I seem to have the motion tracking down now.  I was hoping to be able to create the effect from the subject.  I am using Express so no particles...I tried using the sparks effect but there's no way to make it continuous...any suggestions?  

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  • @TimCadieux  Rody Polis just released some spark stock footage that might work.  It is a pay site but a single clip in 2K is usually only $10  Here at:

    https://www.actionvfx.com/collections/particles/category

    and they have some free stuff to download in fire, smoke, etc

    I'm sure there are some available for free by doing a google search for free VFX footage but I can't think of any others at the moment.

    Most have transparent backgrounds but if they are black you can add a demult key to it and get the results you want.

  • Thx, I guess I'll have to investigate how to use VFX

     

    Thank you.

  • TimCadieux  Using pre filmed effects is far easier to learn how to blend them in than particle sims which you don't have in Express anyway.  It's really just layering and blending. Oh, sometimes tracking too to follow the end of wand say. Another place I though of after I wrote the previous post is inScapeDigital's Preset marketplace.  Almost all there are labeled if the work in Express or not and most are free.

    http://www.inscapedigital.com/presets/

    and there's a lot here some free too:

    http://footagecrate.com/

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