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particular particles pop off
particular particles pop off
by Lawrence Chandler on Aug 24, 2018 at 5:06:46 pm

Hi all,

I'm creating some cartoon clouds using Particular and and it's working great except that no matter how long I set the lifetime, particles keep on randomly dying. I've set the death time to the comp length, to twice the comp length. I tried used a script "thisComp.duration * 2" and it still pops. Played with the pre-roll--same result. Since these are large particles (I'm only birthing a few per second) it's pretty noticeable when a "cloud" suddenly disappears.


Re: particular particles pop off
by Kalleheikki Kannisto on Aug 24, 2018 at 5:28:49 pm

Possibly particles are closer than camera near cutoff?

Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer


Re: particular particles pop off
by Lawrence Chandler on Aug 24, 2018 at 5:50:39 pm

I'm not actually using a 3d camera layer in the scene though that's a good call.
I think I figured it out. I'm using a textured sprite-- a precomp with a shape layer with some wiggle on it's transforms. Once I reset the time sampling to "Start at birth play once" it seems to be working correctly.
thanks!
Larry


Re: particular particles pop off
by Kalleheikki Kannisto on Aug 25, 2018 at 10:53:22 am

Ah, ok, so the texture footage itself run out before the end.

Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer





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