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Giacomo BompanEmitter dropping parachutes
by on Nov 24, 2014 at 2:43:20 pm
Last Edited By Giacomo Bompan on Nov 24, 2014 at 4:02:58 pm

Hi everyone,

I am stuck with a scene I am working on, and I believe it's nothing too hard, just me beeing a noob:

I have a planet with an orbiting rocket; parented to the rocket I have an emitter dropping objects (boxes) onto the planet's surface.

Until here, everything is working fine.

What I'm struggling with is: I need a parachute attached to those boxes, therefore I need to apply some kind of orientation to the objects the emitter drops, in order to make it look they are falling smoothly and perpendicular to the planet's surface.

I can't find a way to achieve this, maybe with expresso?

Any help would be really appreciated!

Thanks for reading

Giacomo


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Adam TrachtenbergRe: Emitter dropping parachutes
by on Nov 24, 2014 at 4:19:38 pm

Are you using standard particles or Thinking Particles? If standard particles you can put a constraint tag on your particle object and use an aim constraint to keep the object facing in the Y direction.


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Giacomo BompanRe: Emitter dropping parachutes
by on Nov 24, 2014 at 4:24:01 pm

Thanks Adam

I saw your reply only now, I got it to work properly.

Btw I am using the standard particles emitter.

The costraint option sounds interesting, I'll give it a go!

Thanks very much

Giacomo


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Giacomo BompanRe: Emitter dropping parachutes
by on Nov 24, 2014 at 4:22:45 pm
Last Edited By Giacomo Bompan on Nov 24, 2014 at 4:28:51 pm

update: nevermind, I got it working!

I tweaked a few options and it's now working fine.

Just in case anybody else gets the same problem in the future, I think the main thing preventing me to obtain what I wanted was the "tangential" check in the Emitter tag; switched it off and now it looks good.

Cheers

edit: I uploaded the scene demo just in case anyone needs to do the same thing. I don't think it's the most elegant way to do this, but you might never know.
8218_parachute.c4d.zip


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