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Particle Playground

A Mac app that makes it easy to create custom particle emitter classes (CAEmitterCell and CAEmitterLayer). You just drop in your particle image then adjust the emitter effect using the sliders and view the live preview in the built-in iOS simulator. Once you’re happy with the effect you can export it as .h and .m files ready to be imported into your project. Really simple and easy but can save lots of time.

screenshot of Particle Playground

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