Hello. I'm attempting to modify Particular's Smoke preset to behave more like wafting incense smoke. I've posted a small demo movie here: http://www40.pair.com/digerati/Particular_Incense/ - as you'll see, its not quite right. The smoke is being generated too actively (can I control the birth rate?) and persists in a little stream of smoke instead of growing into a bigger and less opaque plume. I'm looking for a more gentle and graceful look and feel to this (and less defined puffs). I've been tweaking settings for about three hours now, and figured its time to ask for help.
Well, you can animate the birth rate, but in case of smoke I'd stay away from it and use a fixed value 'cos it will break your stream at some point. Try to manipulate Opacity over Time, Opacity and Size over Time. More volume can be added by making the main particles spawn auxiliary ones at a certain point (set the respective setting on the options p