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Stenofo
01-02-2009, 10:49 AM
Hello everybody.
I'm rendering a fire breathing creature. I know I can have a simulation stop at a given frame, the point is that after that the simulation simply gets frozen... Or better, my flames are still visible, rock steady and do not desappeare. How can I have flames desappeare at a given frame/frames range? I thought that editing the number of particles was going to be my best bet, but it's one of the few parameters you cannot key. I tinkered a lot with the cylinder explosion emitter and I found a way to have the fire fade away just as I needed, but the fading is just a frame long.
Any tips/tricks/advices would be welcome.
See you and thanks in advance.

Littleberu
01-03-2009, 06:30 PM
You could animate the "Mute" on the pEmitter_emission. It's in the emission tab.

Stenofo
01-04-2009, 12:41 AM
Hey, thank you very much!
It works when creating particles from selection, I didn't get that menu when putting in my scene the default explosion from sphere/cylinder, or so I remember.
Thanks again and see you.

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