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  12 December 2009
Thinking Particles

Thinking Particles is a rule based particle system for 3DS Max

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Pre Breaking -Volume Breaking and Nested Caching
By: Christian Zurcher

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Last edited by HeadSmell : 07 July 2011 at 12:59 AM. Reason: Links UPDATE
  12 December 2009
Cmon, where's the sticky? You can also add - they are gonna publish the first DVD (set) on TP!
  12 December 2009
Originally Posted by Glacierise: Cmon, where's the sticky? You can also add - they are gonna publish the first DVD (set) on TP!

Can we get a release date for that dvd??? the teasers up in your website are awesome and I want that dvd NOW!!! C'mon man, give us an expected date.. is inhumane to keep us waiting..
  12 December 2009
Quote: first DVD (set) on TP!

that's awesome...
I'll post the eat3D link as soon as it's live.

I've PMed a forum leader for a sticky


  12 December 2009
Unfortunately, there are circumstances beyond my control that have part in that decision, so you'll need to wait for now Not for long, I think!
  01 January 2010
Any update on the Thinking Particles training?

  01 January 2010
Also looking forward to the dvd,

I also wouldnt complain if Andrew got his but in gear and got his site back up and running.
This could be your cake.
  01 January 2010
You can trust me on giving a release date as soon as I can Just have patience a little bit longer
  01 January 2010
Just out of curiosity, is there any new features in TP4 going to be on the dvds?
(not sure if your on the beta testing or not)


  01 January 2010
Quote: Can't really say, but... just think about it!



  02 February 2010
Ok I hit a bit of a snag...I want to have a shot of a cup or something with maybe 4 or 5 different streams swirling into the top of the cup.The bottom right brown screen grab,is my camera in the pic.

As the particles get close they start tightening up and tapering as a whole.I've set it up right now with a surfaceFollow (for the fan shape plane) and a follow node(Dummy path constraint to spline) to guild my particle down the "slide".

The problem is that once the particle hit the edge of the surface they bunch up. Now Ive tried a few things tp get rid of this:

1.I've birthed particles along the edges as deflectors and made a the repulsion bounce the passing ones, As a result made my particles move weird at the ends

2.I made an actual tube that's been shaped just like my plan has( so their is no actual side to bunch up at), but my particle start moving sideways, as I'm trying to flow them in consistently downward in to the cup..

What I would Ideally like to set up is a way for my particle to proceed along a path following a dummy and have control over how far away they are from the path, So I can taper them over their life.

Any Ideas? or better ways




  04 April 2010
Just wanted to say that Mihai Panait added some more tutorials since i started this thread

Thinking Particles Dust from Collision Map
Thinking Particles Expression Helper
Thinking Particles Ground Cracking TD
Volume Breaker: Fragmenting Hollow Mesh




  04 April 2010
Nice, added the RSS Did you solve that other problem you were having?
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