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03 March 2011, 06:29 PM
I need to create some leaves in ground. and with some movement but doesnt leave the ground.. Its random leaf with some random movement .
I tired some tricks but its not so good and faced some problem. I used shape instance and when I used spin as speed follow the leaf starts to penetrate on ground. But I need effect in which wind should take away some leaves gently without leaf leaving the ground.. and for that I used less spin so that leaf doenst not penetrate the ground but the effect doesnot look real I mean the movement looks some awkward.
guys need some help for such effects.. All kind of idea, trick and tips are welcome..

03 March 2011, 06:51 PM
The easy way? Particle Flow and Box#2:

Box#2 will give you shape collision as well as ground collision and a good deal of control over frictions and wind influence.

The hard way, a combination of PFlow, PFlowBaker, and Reactor. Scatter your leaves with Pflow, bake them, add reactor to the scene. Messy :( You should be able to replace Reactor with PhysX if you have max2011 and the Subscription Pack or use the older PhysX Plugin.

03 March 2011, 04:34 PM
thanks a lot.. It awsome but what I want is the leaf should not leave the ground.. Like every motion should be occur in ground..

anyway thank again.. I will on try pflowbox 2

03 March 2011, 04:55 PM
LOL... So set it up so all of the leaves are on the ground!

The leaves don't have to fly through the air, that just happens to be the way the I set it up ;)

Why does everyone want an exact demo these days? :curious: :sad:

03 March 2011, 05:51 PM
This kind of effect has been requested many times. Use the search function and you will find threads with attached max files even, don't be lazy ;)


EDIT: used the search...

03 March 2011, 05:49 PM
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03 March 2011, 09:09 PM
nice links man :cool:

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