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Old 09-05-2006, 02:02 AM   #1
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I've got a project where I need to have a character moving through a field of particles and affecting them. Everything renders but the particles for some reason. Here's what I've done so far:

-Linked a directional light to the particles
-Gave the particles a 2d fractal node and also a ramp color

What else do I need to do to render these things!

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Old 09-05-2006, 03:12 AM   #2
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particles(except for the ones with S / W next to them) only render in the hardware renderer
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Old 09-05-2006, 05:24 AM   #3
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Cool, so if I want to use a software render particle like clouds or blobby surface, what wpuld be the best way to assign a dust material to it?
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ummm, i am not sure, cloud is like dust, but i dont know how to assign a color map to it....... IM not good at particles
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:58 PM   #5
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Have a look at the fire ring tutorial available in the downloads section, its free.

Your berst off creting a particle cloud (in the multitiser or hypershade) then adding ramps for the colour, opacity etc like you would a std material then assigning it to the particles
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