how to create a multiple object particle trail

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  11 November 2013
how to create a multiple object particle trail


Does anyone know how to make a particle trail that will consist of lots of different geometry objects either using mograph or thinking particles? To be more specific it needs to be a particle stream of numbers and letters. I only know how to assign one object to an emitter in thinking particles, rather than a few different ones.

Any help would be appreciated.

Many Thanks
  11 November 2013
Just use a bog standard old emitter? throw as many items inside as you like
Matthew O'Neill
  11 November 2013
if you donīt mind to use plugins - Xparticles has a text option for the sprite object that alowes to send out letters and figures either randomly or a user defined text
  11 November 2013
Create a cloner and set it to object mode. Then clone on your trail particle group. Now you can drop all your different shapes in the cloner.

  11 November 2013
thanks for replying. I cant use xparticles as it doesn't seem to want to install for some reason so I tend to stick to tp. I will probably give your suggestion a try Teleliq, thankyou!
  11 November 2013
just another quick question. do you know how to make a nice looking particle trail with a ball of particles at the front, so it looks like the stream of particles are coming off the ball? it seems there are a lack of tutorials on object based particle streams.
  11 November 2013
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