Getting Help

X-Particles is a complex plugin and there are a number of resources to help you use it. These include:

Context-sensitive help

Most objects in X-Particles have context-sensitive help enable. That is, if you right-click on a parameter in an object, and choose 'Show Help...' from the menu:

You will then be taken to the correct point in the online reference manual page for that object. This is much quicker than opening the manual and looking through pages to find the information you need.

Please note that for technical reasons beyond our control context-sensitive help does not work for all objects. Notably, it does not work for buttons in the interface.

The Reference Manual

The page you are reading is part of the reference documentation for X-Particles and this manual should be your first call when you have a query.

Searching the manual

You can search the manual by typing your search query into the quick search box at the top-right of any page and clicking the magnifying glass button. This will take you to a results page with links to all pages which find your search term.

Alternatively, click the 'Advanced Search' link below the quick search box which will take you to a more advanced screen. This also has information on how to search the manual effectively.

The Video Manual

Registered users of X-Particles also have access to the video manual, which has an explanatory video for each object. You can find this on the main X-Particles website.

The X-Particles user forum

We have a dedicated forum for the users of X-Particles where you should ask the type of questions such as 'How do I do something?'. That is likely to get you the best answer since the developers, beta-testers and experienced users of X-Particles all visit that forum.

Please note that queries regarding purchase or serial number/licensing issues will NOT be answered in the public forum for security reasons. For such queries please contact the support team - see below.

The forum is located at

Email Support

If you have queries regarding your purchase or problems with your serial number or licence, please contact our support team by raising a support ticket at the main X-Particles website. You will need your X-Particles serial number to access this service.