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Old 21-01-2003, 05:42 PM   #1
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Hi , does anyone know the best way to put machine gun fire on any weapon of choice ( mine is a minigun and m-16) and also the rounds being expended onto the ground?????

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Old 21-01-2003, 07:05 PM   #2
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I did a project like this a while back. What I had was a two-barreled robotic gun firing from a compartment in a wall.

Anyway, what I did for the flash was very simple at the time, but looking back, I think I'd still do it again today. I made a funky NURBS object in the shape of your typical "flash" and stuck one at the end of the barrels. I then gave it a nice glowing shader, and used Set Driven Key to make it invisible when the barrel was retracted, but visible when extended. I also put a simple rotation expression on it to make it rotate slowly, so the flash wasn't the exact same shape every time it was visible.

For the shells, I used particle instancing and dynamics to have the shells bounce off the ground. I'll post a pic of what I made if I can find it.

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Good one Mike!
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thanks mike I will try that and I would love to see your example.
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sorry, I forgot. lol. I'll dig around for it today and try to post some pics.
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Sorry for the delay
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thank you again mike, that looks really good I think it just might work!
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