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Old 11 November 2012   #1
Nparticles on a curve flow?

Again, apologize if this is in the rong place, or of theres a thread pertaining to this.

is it possible to create a curve flow with nparticles,
i dont see it in the help doc, or google ^^

anyway, thanks very much.

R
 
Old 11 November 2012   #2
you need to use a volume curve field
http://download.autodesk.com/us/may...umber=d0e406212
 
Old 11 November 2012   #3
There is a script called "flowAlongCurves.mel" in your Maya installation folder (i.e. C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2012-x64\scripts\others\flowAlongCurves.mel) which responds for the command "Create Curve Flow Effect". Just open it in a text editor and replace all "particle" with "nParticle" and save it. Now Maya will create Curve Flow Effect with nParticles. And don't forget to make a copy of flowAlongCurves.mel file before editing, just in case.
 
Old 11 November 2012   #4
both of these replies have been extremely helpfull!!
thanks for the tips guys,

cheers
RV
 
Old 01 January 2013   #5
Oops, seems like I forgot something important. You don't need to change all "particle" for "nParticle". Only one line should be changed, this one:

string $resultArray[] = `particle -name ($setGroupName+"_particle")`;

it should look like this:

string $resultArray[] = `nParticle -name ($setGroupName+"_particle")`;

Sorry for that, it's been long since I used this thingy.
 
Old 02 February 2013   #6
thanks man,
when i have a bit of time, ill def try this out,

a simple cheat that ive been utalizing, and it isnt a nparticle on curve, but its close,
is A; set the rate low on the initial curve floe emitter, and emit nparticles from the reg particles..
or
B; create a motion path in the same way and emit from a few geo on the motion path, this way actually is neet as you can change the emiter type and with some minor modeling , the emissions coming from the verts can look quite magical and flowy"
thanks , and il def give this a shot,

RV
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