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avidoom
Affecting or changing the speed of an emitter
on Jan 17, 2006 at 11:37:13 pm

Hi

In the last emitter library (5-12) I want that the Hp sparkles appears and dissapears slowly.

The speed is very fast in certain emmiters and I cant find how can I slo-mo the emmitters.

The only workaround is to apply a Fx in the NLE?

Many thanks


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Elvis Deane
Re: Affecting or changing the speed of an emitter
on Jan 18, 2006 at 5:53:23 am

Those sparkles are pretty complex, so there are a number of things you'd need to do to slow the effect down. Since it's a super emitter, there is an extra layer of properties to look at.

Below the graphs that say f-Life, f-Velocity, etc, you have a list of other graphs that just say Life, Velocity, Size, Weight, etc. Those are the overall controls of the particle types.

Lowering the Weight, Velocity and Motion Randomness, and increasing the Life will slow all the particles down and increase the amount of time they stay on screen. If you change those same properties on the top most layer of the emitter, it will only slow down the free emitters (the little rings that emit all the particles in a Super Emitter), rather than slowing down the particles themselves.

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avidoom
Re: Affecting or changing the speed of an emitter
on Jan 18, 2006 at 9:30:24 pm

I see, thank you very much

I assume that this workaround applies to almost all emitters, its that correct?



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Elvis Deane
Re: Affecting or changing the speed of an emitter
on Jan 19, 2006 at 4:22:08 am

It should work in most cases. If the particles are mostly animated by the Over Life graphs, then just increasing the Life should be enough to slow them down.

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avidoom
Re: Affecting or changing the speed of an emitter
on Jan 19, 2006 at 5:00:51 pm

Many thanks, I really appreciated your response


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