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Old 02 February 2013   #1
Grid Emmiter question

Can the Grid Emitter be made to continue emitting particles on each frame?
Right now it just emits once.
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Old 02 February 2013   #2
Just once on the emission frame.

The workaround way would be to create a few planes on z-axis with each plane containing equivalent x y segments, add those to position object, birth on all verts, lock to objects, set the birth op to match the amount of total vertices, then spawn by rate.
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Old 02 February 2013   #3
ah, that might work.
Thanks.
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Old 02 February 2013   #4
no it's still only emitting once at the start of the animation, positions the particles then stops emitting.

Or are you not referring to the Data Pre-set?
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Old 02 February 2013   #5
Hi Dan,

Check the attached scene file, there are a couple notes in it.

Max2011 Box#2
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File Type: zip max2011_PF_Grid_Distro.zip (23.4 KB, 4 views)
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Old 02 February 2013   #6
ah, the spawn was what I really needed. Thanks, that works fine.
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Old 02 February 2013   #7
Yes, the spawn works as your new birth operator.

Just note that sometimes for some unknown reason when you use this technique there are times when you adjust a parameter and pflow stops responding, simply turn the system off (the light bulb in the PF source or hit the ";" semi-colon key twice) to cycle the flow and everything should work as normal.
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