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Kevin MatlukPaerticular No Custom Particle Option
by on Feb 12, 2011 at 6:15:41 pm

I am trying to use a custom particle in Particular but when I look under particle type there is no option for custom, only basic options like sphere, star, cloudlet, sprite, etc. Any idea to why there is no option for this? I had just purchased this software a month ago and it is registered, is there something else I have to download? or something to do in my timeline? I'm using particular on a solid and it works, just don't have this option available.


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Walter SoykaRe: Paerticular No Custom Particle Option
by on Feb 12, 2011 at 6:51:52 pm

[Kevin Matluk] "I am trying to use a custom particle in Particular but when I look under particle type there is no option for custom, only basic options like sphere, star, cloudlet, sprite, etc. Any idea to why there is no option for this?"

They are there -- they're just not using the terminology you're expecting.

You can use either the one of the Sprite types (which auto-orient to the camera), or one of the Textured Polygon types (which are free to rotate on all 3 axes). You can specify which layer and time sampling options to use as the source for your custom particle under the Texture options.

Walter Soyka
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Kevin MatlukRe: Paerticular No Custom Particle Option
by on Feb 12, 2011 at 7:03:11 pm

Awesome, this is my first time really using particular so I don't know the ins and outs yet. Thank you


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St. Clair DuBoisRe: Paerticular No Custom Particle Option
by on Mar 8, 2011 at 1:11:12 am

I really appreciated the help


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Walter SoykaRe: Paerticular No Custom Particle Option
by on Mar 8, 2011 at 4:38:13 pm

I'm happy to help.

You might be interested to read my more detailed explanation of the difference between sprites and textured polygons in this thread:

http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/2/991564

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events


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