Does the word "tail" apply only to the rising effect? If so, what do you call the trails of sparks trailing behind the stars of Chysanthemums, Willows, Kamuros and the like?
The reason I ask is that the effect programming language that we are working on needs a name for the sparks trailing behind stars. Currently the language uses the term "tail" for that trail of sparks, but that usage appears to confuse some people.
The foundation inventory of 2400 fireworks includes Diadems that differ only in whether the outer stars leave trails, like the stars in Chrysanthemums, or are just bright lights, like the stars in Peonies. Currently we have distinguished the names of these two types of Diadems from each other by appending the word "tail" to the color in the name of the one whose stars are like Chrysanthemums, e.g. "RedTailDiademStrobePistilSlvrTail" vs. "RedDiademStrobePistilSlvrTail". Some people have been confused by this. Anyone have a better idea?
How about using 'tail' for the lifting effect (like a comet tail) and 'trail' for anything post-burst?
You'd need to be careful with the typing though!!
That works for me. Thanks!
I think changing it to Rising Tail would be fine to indicate that it has a comet header attached to it for the lift and simply tail or trail for star reference would be fine too.