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Clayton LightParticle system doesn't appear unless I turn off camera
by on Nov 14, 2010 at 1:49:52 am

I'm using a VCP Plug-in called Sure Target. The camera moves to 4 places.
When I add a particle system I can't see it unless I turn off the eyeball for the camera.
Am I missing something obvious?


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Nicholas MontgomeryRe: Particle system doesn't appear unless I turn off camera
by on Nov 14, 2010 at 7:14:56 am

Just an idea, might want to check to see that the camera is not positioned in front of your particles object relative to the background.

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Jay KilburnRe: Particle system doesn't appear unless I turn off camera
by on Nov 15, 2010 at 2:17:40 pm

Another idea is to make sure that your particle system attributes stretch far enough for the camera to see the effect. On the occasional senior moment, I have forgotten to extend my X and Y parameters to be seen with my camera movements.


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Clayton LightRe: Particle system doesn't appear unless I turn off camera
by on Nov 15, 2010 at 4:38:18 pm

Thanks, it turns out that when I entered the position values for the object in the shot to the emitter position, the particles showed up. Duh. Thanks.



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Walter SoykaRe: Particle system doesn't appear unless I turn off camera
by on Nov 15, 2010 at 2:21:04 pm

Perhaps your particle system is responding to the comp's camera? In this case, your camera will only see the particle system if it's actually in the shot. Have you tried repositioning the particles?

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