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Jay Giudic
Particles standing still
on Jan 27, 2011 at 6:10:34 pm

Hello everyone,
I'm trying to have a bunch of random images in z-space. I'm attempting to use particles to accomplish this. The problem I am having is when I try to get more on screen I turn the birthrate up and things go crazy so I turn it down and I don't get the amount of images I would like. So pretty much what I'm trying to figure out how to do is have a lot of images without cranking the birthrate. Any suggestions.
I will include a screenshot to show what I'm trying to accomplish.

http://db.tt/t8y6bEG

Thanks


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Mark Spencer
Re: Particles standing still
on Jan 27, 2011 at 8:15:09 pm

Use a replicator instead

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Mark Spencer
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Jeff Greenberg
Re: Particles standing still
on Jan 28, 2011 at 2:59:52 pm

Some other ideas:
Don't use the first frame of the emitter - rather, drag it to the left and make the first frame 5+ seconds in.
Slow the speed down. Slower speed=more particles on screen.
Lengthen the life. Slower speed + longer life = more particles on screen.

Best,

Jeff G

Apple Master Trainer
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