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choc_tpot
Twister effect
on Mar 12, 2006 at 8:22:46 pm

Im trying to create an effect of a distant twister but all the tornado emitters have an effect of looking up at the twister.

How can I ammend the emitters so that the particles are spinning horizontally, so it doesn't look so cone like?


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Elvis Deane
Re: Twister effect
on Mar 12, 2006 at 11:59:52 pm

Something more along the tornadoes in these video, where its mostly a blur of sideways dust and a really wide funnel?
http://www.tornadocentral.com/chasing/2004/051204/AtticaTornadoWMV.wmv
http://twistersisters.com/video/061205_tornadoes_med.wmv




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choc_tpot
Re: Twister effect
on Mar 13, 2006 at 6:47:20 pm

The second video is exactly the effect that im looking for.
Big fluffy storm clouds spiralling with flashes of lightning and a long spindly funnel where the particles have a sideway motion rather than the elliptical action of most of the emitters.


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Elvis Deane
Re: Twister effect
on Mar 15, 2006 at 10:46:13 am

Not sure if this is any help, but here's a test I made, which started out as the Shadow Smoke emitter and was heavily modified.

The idea was to use Forces to sculpt the shape of the funnel from a larger cloud, and to get that twisting/twirling motion (which is much more noticeable if you drop the Plume particle type's size down to 150 or so).

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Unzarjones
Re: Twister effect
on Mar 16, 2006 at 1:09:53 am

Thanks for that! Now I have something to put outside my living room window. UJ


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choc_tpot
Re: Twister effect
on Mar 16, 2006 at 7:32:28 pm

I don't seem to be able to get that test to work. It says it is not a valid particle illusion project, yet I can see an image in the preview window on the load screen?


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Elvis Deane
Re: Twister effect
on Mar 16, 2006 at 7:36:54 pm

What version of pI are you running? You might need to grab the update to 3.01a off the wondertouch downloads page if you're on Windows.

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