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Old 04 April 2013   #1
Question Help with 3DS Max animating liquid in pipe

If you know a better way of animating liquid in a pipe can you let me know. I'm using a superspray particle system inside a pipe using MetaParticles and a UDeflector on the pipe so it doesn't go through it. I then added a slight gravity pull to keep the particles flowing at the bottom of the pipe. Two big problems I'm facing is that if I enlarge the size of the MetaParticles you can see them going through the wall of the pipe so I have to keep them small thus increasing the rendering time a lot! Is there a way to bake the particle animation? If you know a better way to animate this can you let me know thank you!
 
Old 04 April 2013   #2
You can bake particles using the cache operator in particle view. I'm not sure this is possible without using the particle view (press 6 on keyboard), but it is alot more indepth and gives you alot more control than creating a particle system from create panel.
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