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Seveal Naikon
Convert TP particles color to geometry material color?
on May 21, 2015 at 12:06:45 pm
Last Edited By Seveal Naikon on May 21, 2015 at 12:08:10 pm

In R16 we can assign color to every particle.
http://i.imgur.com/RkWucnz.jpg
How convert this color to geometry color for final render?
http://i.imgur.com/Eu69BqQ.jpg
a unique color for each particle!


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Adam Trachtenberg
Re: Convert TP particles color to geometry material color?
on May 22, 2015 at 4:06:39 pm

You can feed color into the PSetData node and you can output the color to a material using the PGetData node, which is located in the TPHelper menu.

Example: 8855_particlecolor2mat.c4d.zip

An easier way to do, however, might be to use a mograph cloner to create the geometry rather than the TP Geometry object. That way you can use whatever effectors you want to control color.


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Seveal Naikon
Re: Convert TP particles color to geometry material color?
on May 22, 2015 at 4:34:51 pm

It's not what i need. The color of each particle must be transmitted in the color of material. And each particle can have its own color to render.
rather than one color for all
PS
I can not believe that in 2015 this could be a problem! but I can not find a way!


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Adam Trachtenberg
Re: Convert TP particles color to geometry material color?
on May 22, 2015 at 4:54:57 pm

Well, you could use the MoGraph method I mentioned. Doesn't get much simpler than that.

Example: 8856_particlecolormograph.c4d.zip


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Seveal Naikon
Re: Convert TP particles color to geometry material color?
on May 22, 2015 at 8:33:10 pm

I'm interested exactly in Thinking Particles (Cinema 4D without extra plugins)


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Adam Trachtenberg
Re: Convert TP particles color to geometry material color?
on May 23, 2015 at 3:37:39 am

Okay, well maybe someone who's better with TP can help you. But for what it's worth, MoGraph isn't a plugin any more than TP is. If anything MoGraph is actually more native, since TP was originally a Cebas plugin that was purchased by Maxon.


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Seveal Naikon
Re: Convert TP particles color to geometry material color?
on May 23, 2015 at 11:34:20 pm

There are some VFX-effects that can only be done by using particles. This is done very simply in any other program (3dsmax, maya, fusion, particular ant etc.) except Cinema 4D.
I just do not believe in it... now 2015!
And I can not do trivial fireworks!


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Adam Trachtenberg
Re: Convert TP particles color to geometry material color?
on May 25, 2015 at 3:53:49 am

Not sure why you aren't getting this. You are still using Thinking Particles to control the simulation. Mograph is simply used to place geometry on the TP particles and control the color. The combination is quite powerful, easy to use, and 100% native to Cinema 4D.


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Seveal Naikon
Re: Convert TP particles color to geometry material color?
on May 25, 2015 at 9:12:50 am
Last Edited By Seveal Naikon on May 25, 2015 at 9:18:49 am

It is not that simple. Because you can not do the changing color of the particles throughout life. This is one of the most important effects of the particles!

Or do you know a way to do this?

like that big bright - to red - to blue - to dark firework
http://www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/assets/img/posters/anatomy-of-a-firework-in...
+opacity form 1 to 0
for every particle individually!


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Adam Trachtenberg
Re: Convert TP particles color to geometry material color?
on May 25, 2015 at 4:50:20 pm

You can access particle age effects using Pyrocluster.

Firework Example: 8858_fireworktppyro.c4d.zip

I know you want to use the native application only, but if you do a lot of particle work you might look into purchasing X-Particles. It's an excellent system that makes this sort of thing very simple and powerful, and even provides basic liquid simulation.


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Seveal Naikon
Re: Convert TP particles color to geometry material color?
on May 25, 2015 at 7:37:59 pm

One is bad - it is worth the extra money... big money
and I only need a simple task.
Cinema 4d like the DLC in the games, the game is not complete without them.


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Adam Trachtenberg
Re: Convert TP particles color to geometry material color?
on May 26, 2015 at 12:01:39 am

Sorry, I don't know what any of that means. :-)


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