Particle Emitter question

Hi all

I’ve been having a little go at making a particle emitter by tweaking the snow 3 tutorial.

What I’m trying to do is have the particles fade out towards the end of their life. I tried doing this a very basic way (as my actionscript isn’t very good I’m afraid) just by using a movie clip with an alpha fade after a few frames as the particle, which worked ok but once they’d all disappeared, no more particles were created.

Obviously it would be much better if the alpha fade were controlled using actionscript so each one could be specific to the lifespan of the particle?

Can anyone help me? Hope I’ve explained what I’m trying to do properly, or have I got the wrong end of the stick in regard to what’s possible with the snow 3 actionscript?