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  11 November 2012
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
 
  11 November 2012
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.
 
  11 November 2012
both of these replies have been extremely helpfull!!
thanks for the tips guys,

cheers
RV
 
  01 January 2013
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.
 
  02 February 2013
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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