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

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

Hi,

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:https://www.dropbox.com/s/rzeyufr76...ration.jpg?dl=0

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:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h6nswvdvq...ration.mp4?dl=0

Is there a way around this?

Thank you for your time
 
  4 Days Ago
Interesting! I haven't messed with Thinking Particles but this will surely get me started.

Thanks teknow!
 
  3 Days Ago
Thinking Particles can be a little intimidating if you have not used them prior. Maybe simpler is to do particle effects with MoGraph:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Uj...iew?usp=sharing
 
  3 Days Ago
And here is a fourth method using deformers on an emitter flow:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nh...iew?usp=sharing
 
  3 Days Ago
So many methods! Thanks again teknow! This will do for now
 
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