Generate particles with this specific pattern (small funnel to large sphere)?

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  02 February 2018
Generate particles with this specific pattern (small funnel to large sphere)?


I am trying to generate particles that starts as a small funnel, then enlarges, then dies on a single location.
I think this illustration will probably explain it better:

My initial thought was in the part where it enlarges, use a turbulence with the fall-off and in the part where it dies on a single location, use an attractor.
The problem was that using (1) a turbulence(fall-off) does not really direct the particles to the specific shape (sphere)
and (2) I wanted the particles to die when they hit the attractor rather than go on wildly when hit it.
Basically, it resulted to this:

Is there a way around this?

Thank you for your time
  02 February 2018
Interesting! I haven't messed with Thinking Particles but this will surely get me started.

Thanks teknow!
  02 February 2018
Thinking Particles can be a little intimidating if you have not used them prior. Maybe simpler is to do particle effects with MoGraph:
  02 February 2018
So many methods! Thanks again teknow! This will do for now
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