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Duca Simone Luchini
How to apply Trapcode Particular (3) presets to a 3d null
on Oct 2, 2018 at 12:35:55 pm
Last Edited By Duca Simone Luchini on Oct 2, 2018 at 12:38:10 pm

Hallo everybody,
I have this basic clip:


I created a basic Particular emitter and placed it into the 3d tracker position to link particles emitter to the mouth of the firelock. It work perfectly.


Now, I am trying to apply a Particular preset (Designer/presets/ Single System Presets/ but it lost all Emitter position parameters and also when I put again the right position parameter, the preset doesn't emit from the original point you can see in the attached image.

Please help!


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Duca Simone Luchini
Re: How to apply Trapcode Particular (3) presets to a 3d null
on Oct 2, 2018 at 12:39:40 pm



Here can you see the particle emitter properly attached to the mouth of the firelock.


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Duca Simone Luchini
Re: How to apply Trapcode Particular (3) presets to a 3d null
on Oct 2, 2018 at 12:46:30 pm

A further question is how to increase the point start emitter size because the mouth of the firelock it bigger than the directional emitter point.


Thanks al lot for a glad reply!


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Duca Simone Luchini
Re: How to apply Trapcode Particular (3) presets to a 3d null
on Oct 6, 2018 at 6:41:00 am

Anyone has an idea what I am talking about?


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Kalleheikki Kannisto
Re: How to apply Trapcode Particular (3) presets to a 3d null
on Oct 6, 2018 at 8:00:19 am

Change the Emitter shape to a sphere and you can control the dimensions.

Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer


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Duca Simone Luchini
Re: How to apply Trapcode Particular (3) presets to a 3d null
on Oct 6, 2018 at 9:13:11 am

Hi K,
thanks for your reply, but I thing this is the answer related to my second question ("...A further question is how to increase the point start emitter size because the mouth of the firelock it bigger than the directional emitter point..."). Right?


It would be great to have an answer about my firs (and more important) question.

I hope there is a chance also for that one.


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Kalleheikki Kannisto
Re: How to apply Trapcode Particular (3) presets to a 3d null
on Oct 9, 2018 at 6:25:46 pm

In theory you should be able to set the emitter position coordinates to the null position with pick-whipped expressions. Does that no work?

Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer


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Duca Simone Luchini
Re: How to apply Trapcode Particular (3) presets to a 3d null
on Oct 10, 2018 at 7:47:24 am

Hi K,
it work great but only with some presets (like "energy stream" for example). For the most preset , the particles are too big and doesn't come out from the origin NULL and it is impossible to understand where is the origin of the emitter .


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Kalleheikki Kannisto
Re: How to apply Trapcode Particular (3) presets to a 3d null
on Oct 10, 2018 at 7:49:54 am

Yeah, presets are more for learning purposes, IMO. You have to change a lot of the settings to get them to do what you want to do, and once you've learned what those settings are it is often easier to build it from scratch.

Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer


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Duca Simone Luchini
Re: How to apply Trapcode Particular (3) presets to a 3d null
on Oct 10, 2018 at 7:58:42 am

Yes, I think also so. I 'm just starting with Particular..., needs time.
Okay, many thanks for your reply!


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