i did a project a few months ago where i set up a swirling mass of particles with a hair tag attached so the leave a little trail behind.
this worked well, however i'm trying to do the same thing with the emiter attached to the tip of a 'magic wand' which is animating along a spline. however the hair on each particle is taking the motion of the inderpendent settings of the emmitter and not following the motion of the emitter's parented object.
i've tried to attach an attractor to the wand and get the particles to follow that but it seems to crash CS4
I'm tring to create a really nice magicle swirl to follow the wand's
can anyone advice on away of making this work or another solution that might be better.