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Mike MacKenzieParticular Newb Question
by on Jul 6, 2014 at 5:02:00 pm

Hey everyone...
Particular newb here looking for what I expect will be a simple answer to a question. I have created rain, and am mostly happy with it except that I need to change the angle of descent to about 45° so that it looks like it's raining sideways (sort of).
This is graphic rain, so it uses a Sprite as a particle. Physics model is Bounce (so it splashes at the end). Gravity is 300. Emitter velocity is 0. I'm very happy with what I have, except that I cannot figure the raining-at-an-angle part. I assume this is a simple matter, but when I mess around with what look like promising parameters it gets all messed up. Also, my particles are basically dashes and I would like their direction to match the angle of descent.
My workaround would be to precomp the whole thing, rotate it 45° and angle the floor layer to compensate for the rotation, but I am trying to learn Particular and I'd rather do it the right way rather than fake it.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated!


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Tim FranklinRe: Particular Newb Question
by on Jul 6, 2014 at 6:37:20 pm

If you transform the world on the Z axis a bit that will take care of the angle.

Then create a solid for the bounce event. I had to rotate it on the Y axis to get the floor to look right.





There might be a better way but that's what I got.

Tim Franklin
Media Asset Manager, CBS Sports Network
http://www.TimSFranklin.com


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mathew fullerRe: Particular Newb Question
by on Jul 6, 2014 at 8:30:47 pm

In the physics drop down, I would mess with adding wind in the X direction.

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Tim FranklinRe: Particular Newb Question
by on Jul 6, 2014 at 9:02:50 pm
Last Edited By Tim Franklin on Jul 6, 2014 at 9:03:35 pm

That was my first thought too, but the bounce physics model doesn't allow for wind which is pretty limiting.

Tim Franklin
Media Asset Manager, CBS Sports Network
http://www.TimSFranklin.com


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Mike MacKenzieRe: Particular Newb Question
by on Jul 6, 2014 at 9:41:31 pm

Yeah it seemed to me like Bounce was messing up wind. Guess I do need to work around.
Thanks everyone!


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