I forgot to say “thanks” to 4ami for his “ethereal” emitters, and to Diony who provided the original inspiration for them.
Also Don Murphy, who provided me with a few emitters that I ended up modifying quite a bit — but that’s what’s great about pIllusion! You can start with an emitter that may not look like anything special, but because it was made by somebody else they did things a little differently, so you just have to change a couple of parameters to come up with something that you never would have thought of on your own. =)
A hint to anybody trying to make their own emitters: changing the particle shape image is a great first step. If you have an emitter that you don’t really like, try a different shape image.