View Full Version : Yapu !!!!

03 March 2004, 11:22 PM
Yet Another Particles Update !!!

For those of you that doesn't know it, leon is working like crazy to add new functionallity to the Particle system, namely Particle deflectors and particle gravity.

Look at this examples:

More information (and tuophuu builts with the new features) can be found in the Test Built Forum at

Also, unless you has been living under a stone, you has noticed that the Finished Work/WIP forums at ElYsiun are practically flooded with cool scenes using the new particle features :eek:

03 March 2004, 11:56 PM

Dude thats amazing....once amazed


03 March 2004, 08:31 PM
sweet! I love particles!

04 April 2004, 10:57 PM
hm i normally don't mess around to much with test -builds, ....
cant fin the gravity button :rolleyes:....(not the xyz-force,but the function i see in your post)
ive got the same set-up and my particels go right throug the plane.....hmm
anyway..........whre is this fuction? ive got the tohopuu 20-3
??????????????????? :rolleyes:
am i blind or is it just not in this build?

04 April 2004, 08:59 AM
Hi Appolux,

I recently looked into the latest version of Blender and I'm amazed about the general progress. I really do like it in the meanwhile and I've once again added it to my standard tool set on my desktop :D
... erm... just a few side notes...

Well I actually wanted to ask you, whether particle rendering in general has improved or will improve in Blender. Will there be any volumetric rendering?
In your example above, I still can see the classic Blender sparkly looking halo render style which doesn't look that real to me :hmm:

Would be great to have some improvements here...

04 April 2004, 04:33 PM
As usual, there's a workaround - if you parent an object to the particle system and enable dupliverts, that object will be instanced on every particle, rather than using the standard halo effect. You can then do tricks with texture mapping to fake volumetrics. Using metaballs (which interact with each other) instanced as the particles can be neat for fluids or smoke etc..

04 April 2004, 08:28 AM
Sounds clever, brkn. I'm going to give it a try...

04 April 2004, 09:39 PM
Thanks Apollux to keep us informed.
It's great, thanks.

CGTalk Moderation
01 January 2006, 04:00 PM
This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.