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Old 28-02-2004, 04:09 PM   #1
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Is there a way that i can change the way my particles look not using the blobby aand cloud stuff?

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How do you want them to look?
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like a snow flake
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That would be sprite particles, as you can assign an image or image sequance to them. The snow tutorial we have goes over this process.
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so then, how do you assign texture to sprites if may I ask?
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http://www.simplymaya.com/movie_page...html?tut_id=20

Once you have a series of images or even just a single image you want to assign to sprites, you can use the Particles > Sprite Wizard, to assign them.
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Their is actualy a website with snowflake designs, about 12 I thingk it was , cant remember the site but you can implement numerous sprite pics so the flakes dont look all the same. Dont remember how but their is a tut out their for it.
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ok, thnx. I have another question and I'll ask it here just so I don't open a nother thread.
I have problems understanding how particles work in games. I waas wandering, when you use maya's particle system, what kind of particles can I use for modern games, like Half life 2, doom 3, Probably Serious Sam 2, etc.?
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if I'm not mistaken, sprites are the only particles used in games.
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