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Claire Selim
X-Particles Beginner's Advice Qn - Object as Emitter
on Jul 14, 2019 at 9:26:31 am

Hi there,

I wonder if someone might be kind enough to give some advice? I'm new to X-Particles as of two weeks ago and am struggling with what is hopefully a very basic question. I have posted this separately on the Insydium forum, and just thought Creative Cow might also have some people who could help...

I'm using Version 4.0.0724 of X-Particles within Cinema R20.059, on a PC.

What I am hoping to do is slowly build on some particles using a polygon object as the emission source (and so the resultant shape). If they could grow from the floor up with some interesting movement, to form the object shape, I will be very happy!

I can:
- In xpEmitter, use the Emitter Shape as Object and emit from Points
- Generate a vertex map, add it as the Selection in xpEmitter and only emit particles from certain vertices

What I am really struggling to do is get any movement into this:

- I originally had 'Stick Particle to Source Object' checked (no vertex maps used), and used 'Action: Unstick From Source Object' - but I could only get that to essentially explode the particles, and what I'd love to do is have them all slowly rise up to form the shape

- I'm able to create a vertex map and animate it - I tried adding a Linear Field to the Vertexmap Tag and I can animate the strength - but the particles don't update during the animation, they stay as the original vertex map from frame 1

- I tried the xpVertexMap Object using an animated noise texture applied to the object as the source, and I can see the vertex map animating - but this has no effect on my particles across time at all

Any advice or thoughts that anyone can offer would be forever appreciated!
Thanks so much,
Claire


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Claire Selim
Re: X-Particles Beginner's Advice Qn - Object as Emitter
on Jul 14, 2019 at 1:09:47 pm

Hello - if anyone takes a look at this post and is interested, a very kind person over at the Insydium forum gave a great response:

https://community.insydium.online/index.php?/topic/521-newbie-advice-qn-obj...

Thanks to anyone who took a look!
Cheers
Claire


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