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07 July 2007, 07:19 AM
I know i have seen a few topics about tranforming from one object to another using pflow. ie. dissintigrating one and reforming into the next object. so i thought i would post this little i test i did using pflow. nothing fancy. let me know what you think. (



Edit: decided to add a quick fumefx to the scene... interesting. this could come in handy in some future projects...

08 August 2007, 11:31 PM
pretty cool man.
Are you using box 3?
See if u can have he particles go to the script vectors on the bottom of the sphere and build up through the higher positions of the sphere ;)

08 August 2007, 09:52 PM
Thanks! yeah i used the lock/bond operator to get the particles to stick the sphere. Thats a good idea though. do you have any suggestions on how to accomplish that?

08 August 2007, 09:08 PM
Funny tested that same thing today:)

How did you get your particles to form in such a nice line?

You can make it build up from the bottom with a gradient ramp map that's animated in the position object operater rollout(i think.. still new to particles)..

08 August 2007, 10:25 PM
I caused the dissintigration by usin a deflector/collision animated accross the teapot. then i just added lock bond to the branch off from the find target and a speed by surface of 0.

08 August 2007, 11:19 PM
Maybe this is a stupid question but what and where is the lock/bond feature?

08 August 2007, 05:41 AM
The lock/bond feature is in the PFTools box1 (or is it 3?)

08 August 2007, 12:55 PM
it would be possible to build up from bottom to top if you could add a value to each particle.
for example a positionB.

positionA would be the current position of the particle, and positionB the target one.

then, you could write a if-condition, and compare the z-value of the target position and any node in the scene. and if you animate this node from bottom to top, and the if-statement gives a true, you could spawn some new particles and move them with a findTarget to the same target position.

simple in theorie ;)
this is the way it is done in TP...but wothout scripting :p

08 August 2007, 03:44 PM
I'll have to brush up on my MAXscript for that one :)

speaking of thinking particles, is it released for max 9 yet?

08 August 2007, 09:47 PM
not yet. I hope it will be after siggraph. but i didn't hear anything about it except that TP3 will be great and have nice improvements.

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