Create Explosive Particle Effect for iOS with SCNKit


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This is the story of a humble App until they met a powerful particle effect that added a so much needed “wow!” effect.

In this tutorial, we will create a cool exploding effect for a 3D SCNNode.

The User Interface way

On our XCode project, we create a new Group (with a folder) named particles and we add a SCN file inside.

Next we need to add a simple image to our Assets.xcassets that we will use as a texture. Something simple like a star will do. Download this star and add it to your Assets.xcassets with the name star

Next let us put a particle system in our Scene, from the + menu add a Particle…

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Tags

  • 3D
  • AR
  • ARKit
  • Effects
  • Particles
  • SceneKit

Mike Dobekidis

Senior software engineer with a passion for games (playing and creating). I love the creative part of coding and I try to write about things that are exciting!