View Full Version : how to make a nice simple slow particle wiggle?
08-16-2006, 11:51 AM
Hi i've looked high and low for this answer, i am looking for a nice and simple way of using particle flow to make slow moving particles to just have a nice smooth wiggle motion to them as they rise. there must be a really basic solution out there for this! i need it for that magical touch :)
any help will be appriciated,
08-16-2006, 12:13 PM
i tried using a modulating wind force but that makes them move more like a flock or as if they were underwater. i would like it if they moved more independently
08-18-2006, 12:49 PM
you can applay a spawn operator, and increase the divergence. controle the motion of the particles direction with a speed operator, and use the wind only for the turbulence (force=0, only turbulence, scale with some values).
I hope i did understand you right, and could help:)
08-18-2006, 04:58 PM
Part of the problem is that there is no decoupled turbulence in MAX, it's always XYZ. To isolate turbulence along a certain axis, you can use a Drag SW and turn up the drag along the axes you don't want motion on.
08-18-2006, 08:39 PM
Try better wind, it has noise controls for each axis
08-18-2006, 09:53 PM
you can create a few split amount tests and connect those to different winds with different scales and such so that there are more groups that move a bit more independently and not with the whole group
08-22-2006, 12:44 PM
thanks a lot guys great help! the final thing looks really effective now :thumbsup:
I don't know if you want to go this route, but you can use Superspray and go to the 'Bubble Motion' rollout and have a lot of control there.
08-25-2006, 09:08 PM
right, marc! in fact, all the way down at the bottom of the parameter panel is a presets panel, and rising bubbles is in there! super easy! :)
08-25-2006, 09:08 PM
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