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12 December 2004, 01:24 AM
I have a basic pflow scene with a sphere and particles raining downing and colliding with the sphere where they stop and move onto the next event. I am wondering if there is a way to then move the particles along the surface of the object they hit. As a general rule for my simulation I want them to move in the negative Z direction, so basically I want them to slide down my object until they reach its bottom and drop off. I realise that pflow tools might enable me to do this, but I would like to attempt this in MAXScript if possible. Bobo I emailled you about this not long ago, thought I might be able to find some more hints on here. I am guessing i need to effect the vector of each particle, maybe if I could move each particle down and then project it out onto the surface of the object, that may work but would not be very accurate.
Again, I am not spending alot of time on this, just an idea i want to test out on the side of my work. Let me know if you have any ideas?
12 December 2004, 05:23 AM
You may try watching Allan McKay's Drip System Video from the tutorial section of his website. Also, I would suggest getting his Advanced Visual Effects DVD from Turbosquid. It has a couple of videos on the drip system with sample files and much more.
Hope this helps,
12 December 2004, 12:02 PM
Yes, i have watched his tute on his website....no disrespect to allan but I was hoping to take his system a little further, in the hope that I could get the particles to follow the surface a little longer. I have had a few ideas that may fake this, I will have a play around with it
12 December 2004, 12:44 PM
Bobo I emailled you about this not long ago,
I am pretty sure I answered that email :)
12 December 2004, 09:28 PM
Yeah you did, thanks for that!!
12 December 2004, 10:41 PM
...so, what was Bobo answer? :) Is it possible to do such things using maxscript? How fast they are?
01 January 2005, 10:53 PM
bobo suggested to use particle flow tools as it provides a way to lock / unlock particles to the surface. Haven't tried them yet, need some $$$$$$$$!!
01 January 2006, 08:00 AM
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