A downloadable tool for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Easily create complex particle systems and save the result as a sprite sheet for use in your games or other projects.

BlastFX also offers customizable image effect post-processing allowing you to tweak the look of the final render. For example, using the pixelize and palette remap filters together will allow you to create a particle effect in a retro 8/16 bit style, complete with dithering!

IMPORTANT - BlastFX currently requires OpenGL 3.3 / ES 3.0 to run

Please try the demo before purchasing!

Also available on Steam!

Click here to view documentation (work in progress)

Main Features:

  • GPU-Accelerated particles - Easily process thousands of particles without slow down, hundreds of thousands (or even a million!) on higher end GPUs!
  • Change the look of the final output using a customizable post-process image effect stack, or keep the original look, it's up to you!
  • Save and load your effect node configuration so you can easily use it in your other BlastFX projects
  • Retro 8/16-bit style effects can be created using the Pixellate & Palette Map image effects
  • Import JASC or GIMP colour palettes into the Palette Map effect node
  • Save and load gradients for use with the particle's lifetime colour or the Gradient Map effect node
  • Export the final effect to a PNG sprite sheet, individual images or GIF (currently disabled) ready to be imported into any engine
  • Customise the amount of frames to render, the render frame size and the rendering frame rate
  • Adjustable pivot/center point for particle rotation
  • Full Undo/Redo system
  • Seamless looping mode
  • Duplicate emitters
  • Choose emitter drawing order
  • Zoom & Pan so you can easily fit the effect you've created within the desired frame size
  • Load & save projects, or even import a project on top of the current one
  • Customise the background with an image or colour
  • Available for Windows, Mac & Linux

Post-Processing Effects:

  • Pixellation
  • Palette Map
  • Gradient Map
  • Posterize
  • Outline
  • Chromatic Aberration 
  • X/Y Symmetry

Example Animations

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
AuthorBen Hickling
Tags2D, blast, blastfx, Effects, Explosions, fx, particles, rendering, Retro, tool


Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this tool you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

blastfx-windows-full.zip 14 MB
Version 17
blastfx-mac-full.zip 19 MB
Version 17
blastfx-linux-full.zip 16 MB
Version 17

Download demo

blastfx-windows-demo.zip 14 MB
Version 18
blastfx-mac-demo.zip 18 MB
Version 19
blastfx-linux-demo.zip 16 MB
Version 19

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