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Particles question

mike_9c05fc0befmike_9c05fc0bef Posts: 0
edited December 1969 in Carrara Discussion


I am trying to randomly fill a still scene with tiny spheres. So I am attempting to use a particle emmiter to do it. However, I am having all sorts of problems. I have the emitter to emit full a 0 time (1st frame), but the particles are emmiting in a plane along one axis only. I want a random distribution of tiny spheres in throughout the scene. The other problem is that the emmission shape is a triangle.

Any suggestions?


  • 3DAGE3DAGE Posts: 2,841
    edited December 1969

    Hi mdelaflor :)

    In the particle emitter panels, there's a set of values for the "Emission cube" (X,Y,Z) this is set to 0,0,0, by default. so the particles all come from a single point.

    If you change that to 10ft, 10ft, 10 ft, then particles will be created within a 10ft cube area instead of a single point.

    I'm not sure what you want to do, but if you want an area filled with static sphere particles,....
    In the particle emitter options, you can "Freeze" the particles. so they don't move n the scene, and no new particles are created. (until you un-freeze it).

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