Hey so the task I have is to render thinking particles using the cloner technique to give them geometry so they show up.
I am using the below user script (albeit with more complex layout for the particles). If I run it I get all the right particles and can see them fine using "render view" .. I can't however render them out to a video (even a preview video) because they don't show up. I have confirmed that other objects in the scene render out to video.
My guess is that I need some sort of "birthing" event similar to what happens with an emitter, but I can't seem to work out how to do that.
I have tried a range of strategies to execute the code including a custom generator, but all to no avail.
Any help much appreciated!!
from c4d import gui
from c4d import documents #Welcome to the world of Python
for i in range(500):
idx = ids[i]
TPMS.SetLife(idx, doc.GetMaxTime()) # set life to the doc length
particles don't render unless you use something to make them visible - assign an object to the particle (i.e.. the Shape node in xpresso) or use something like Hair or Pyrocluster or Sketch and Toon - or other 3rd party plugins