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Regis Frossard
Practical Particle DVD question
on Oct 5, 2010 at 8:39:59 pm

Hi Mike,


Happy owner of the DVD, I was wondering (and searching in vain), in project 9, how to change for instance the path of the particle, let's say instead of vertical, horizontal or in z axis (kind of diagonal).
I guess I'm not that good in Maths as I tried to change the sin and cos from x to z and y position (with some pretty weird result).


Thanks and Regards

Regis

PS: the courses are great ;o)


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Mike Park
Re: Practical Particle DVD question
on Oct 5, 2010 at 11:54:50 pm

If you want it to go in a straight line, just omit the expression for making the path circular and key frame the emitter position itself. I hope this answers your question. I am glad you enjoyed the tutorials.

Best,

Mike


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Regis Frossard
Re: Practical Particle DVD question
on Oct 6, 2010 at 5:24:51 am

Hi Mike,

Thanks for your reply. What I was saying is to keep the circular path for the particules but instead of having the animation vertically let's get it on another axis, let's say instead of a building like in the tutorial, a moving around a bridge for example. Maybe changing the camera view will do...

Thanks and regards

Regis


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Mike Park
Re: Practical Particle DVD question
on Oct 6, 2010 at 8:38:49 pm

The best way is to switch up the functions. right now, the rotation is happening on the xz plane with y animating the up and down. Switch the cos function to the y value and animate the z paramenter to go forward and backward in space, or switch the x and y parameter to have the motion go side to side. I hope this makes sense.

Or, just rotate the camera. However, this is not an ideal solution since it would also rotate any 3d layers in the scene.


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Regis Frossard
Re: Practical Particle DVD question
on Oct 7, 2010 at 5:09:48 am

Hi Mikr,

Thanks a lot.

Thanks & regards
Regis


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