Need a Little Help w/ 3D Sparks (solved)

DLKeur Posts: 345
edited December 2016 in Post-production techniques

I want sparks to happen at the moment of impact when a talon tip hits a surface.  I got it all aligned, editing how I want it; I've keyframed opacity on and off...and...nothing. Not in the composite, not in the editor window when I pull it onto the timeline, and not when I export it to mp4.

So I made a separate file and just a composite shot of the sparks happening every two seconds, with a 14 frame span of opacity on starting one frame before I want them to appear and ending 13 frames after their start.  (30fps)


Took off the on/off opacity and there they are, steadily churning away.

Scratching head.