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Frank LimaParticle system using a layer as the particle
by on Jun 21, 2012 at 9:32:12 pm

I do not have 'Particular' and I am using CS6. Is there any way that I could generate a particle system using a selected layer as the particle? or the contents within the layer (or pre-comp)


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Walter SoykaRe: Particle system using a layer as the particle
by on Jun 21, 2012 at 9:57:08 pm

In Particular, change the particle type to one of the "Sprite" or "Textured Polygon" types (the difference is that sprites are always camera-facing, whereas textured polygons can rotate freely about), then select the layer under the Texture option.

Walter Soyka
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Dan FredleyRe: Particle system using a layer as the particle
by on Jun 21, 2012 at 10:07:47 pm

Use CC Particle World--change the particle type to anything that says "Textured" then under Texture choose the texture layer you want to use.


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Walter SoykaRe: Particle system using a layer as the particle
by on Jun 21, 2012 at 10:41:17 pm

Yikes, sorry -- I saw "Particular" but missed the "not."

Walter Soyka
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