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Matthew Bowyer
How to attach particles to a polygon object in maya?
on Feb 11, 2010 at 11:37:05 am

Hi newbie here,

Can anybody tell me how to add particles to a polygon object in maya? A method for it is described here .... http://caad.arch.ethz.ch/info/maya/manual/UserGuide/Dynamics/Particles.doc2...

Specifically...

1
Select the surface.
2
Select Modify > Make Live or click .
3
Select Particles > Particle Tool .
4
Set the desired tool options (see "Setting the Particle Tool options" on page 7).
5
Place the particles on the surface.

6
Deselect the particle object, then select Modify > Make Live.
This deselects the surface as the live object.


It is the rather unhelpful Step 5 "Place Particles on the surface" that is giving me the problems as I don't know how to actually do this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks,

Matt


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Michiel Duvekot
Re: How to attach particles to a polygon object in maya?
on Feb 11, 2010 at 4:02:49 pm

step 5 is left-mouse click anywhere on the live surface to place a particle.

Michiel
http://www.thnkr.com


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