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royston michaels
Particle animation at birth
on Jan 27, 2010 at 11:39:23 am

Hi All,
I have particles instanced and 2 of the instances has animation from frame 1-35.Bend deformer animated on a mesh. Is there a way to have the particles inherit the animation at birth.(i.e. if a particle is spawned at frame 50 and the instance is one of the 2 that has animation, the particle will have animation start at frame 50.)
Hope this make sense.
Thanks in advance
Roy


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Michiel Duvekot
Re: Particle animation at birth
on Jan 27, 2010 at 5:22:13 pm

Unfortunately not. Please log a sug with autodesk and ask them to fix this. I've done that of course, but not enough people have to make it a priority. It's been bugging me for as long as I can remember (and that goes back to Maya 1.0).

The way to work around the limitation is to bake the animation to a copy of the object per frame by duplicating it, then use that sequence in the instancer.


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royston michaels
Re: Particle animation at birth
on Jan 28, 2010 at 7:36:26 am

Hi Michiel,
Thanks for the reply, I figured it not possible after
searching the web for hours with no luck. Yes it really
sucks that something that should be so simple to do is not possible.
I ended up manually animating my objects.
Roy.


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