Particle generator - fade particles?

  • #1, by MindsphereWednesday, 04. June 2014, 02:14 6 years ago
    I'm not sure if there is a way to do this already, but it seems like the ability to fade particles in or out when they are created or destroyed would massively improve the visual feel of the particle generator. At the moment when particles disappear it is quite jarring. For example I tried to create a steam effect and to see a segment of the steam cloud just disappear in one go is not very realistic. Similarly if you could fade in the particles I feel that would be a great.

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  • #2, by HasuakSunday, 20. July 2014, 01:49 6 years ago
    Bumping this. I can't seem to find any setting/curve for fading particles. How can there be a particle system without a proper fade is beyond me.

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  • #3, by afrlmeTuesday, 22. July 2014, 12:50 6 years ago
    I added it to the todo list thing David created on one of those planning platform/app things. Whether it will get sorted out for next version or not is another matter entirely. I want to be able to control transparency of both particles & animations. The object visibility action part only seems to affect the image linked to an object but not animations or particles linked to it.

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  • #4, by brut69Tuesday, 22. July 2014, 17:47 6 years ago
    I do not use particles as they seem to complex. I found that creating the "particle" as an animation and adding on top works as well (not the best way but hey..it works)

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  • #5, by tristan-kangTuesday, 13. October 2015, 09:23 5 years ago
    I actually need this system for smooth... shower scene. The water or steam should be pops up from the nozzle slowly, but it can't.

    As brut said I can do it by animation but copy and paste same images for million times seems really time eater.

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  • #6, by LebosteinTuesday, 13. October 2015, 09:26 5 years ago
    I do not use particles as they seem to complex.

    Me too. I search for a Visionaire particle tutorial or a demo ved. Can anybody help?

    The site in the manual is emtpy: confuse
    http://wiki.visionaire-tracker.net/wiki/Particle_Systems_Tab

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  • #7, by afrlmeTuesday, 13. October 2015, 10:32 5 years ago
    Ah sorry...

    There is actually a detailed few pages on the particles. I didn't write it though.

    http://wiki.visionaire-tracker.net/wiki/Particles

    The link on the manual page is what I wrote when I created the manual page.

    P.S: when I say a few pages, I actually mean quite a lot. I believe Simon wrote the particle pages, or maybe it was David - I forget. They've been there for ages.

    P.P.S: I believe Simon intends on replacing / updating the particle system in a future update so that it's possibly easier to use yet more flexible. Something like that.

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  • #8, by LebosteinTuesday, 13. October 2015, 15:18 5 years ago
    Cool! Thanks!

    Would be nice to have some basic presets for rain, snow and fire. Would be also nice to can export/import particle settings to share it with other users...

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  • #9, by afrlmeTuesday, 13. October 2015, 15:23 5 years ago
    No problem. By the way, the particles stuff was linked under the "all about" section of the manual index on the wiki.

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