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Old 11-16-2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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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
Old 11-16-2013, 01:20 PM   #2
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Just use a bog standard old emitter? throw as many items inside as you like
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:10 AM   #3
Lothar Mai
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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
Old 11-17-2013, 08:29 AM   #4
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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.

Old 11-17-2013, 10:13 AM   #5
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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!
Old 11-17-2013, 02:34 PM   #6
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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.
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