How to animate particles along a curve?

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  11 November 2004
Unhappy How to animate particles along a curve?


I want my particles to float along a curve. Tried several things but till now nothing worked.

Is there a way to have the particles float along a curve? I want to animate some bloodcells floating through space along my curve. Any other ideas how I can do this?

  11 November 2004
Animate a Null or an Implicit object along a curve, then use that as a particle goal (if you have v4).
  11 November 2004
You can use deformers on particle clouds so that's probably the way I would go. Just animate your flow going straight up in Y, and then deform the cloud along a curve.

You may have issues with Motion Blur (using the pre-deformed translation) but I believe there are scripts that correct this.
Jean-Paul LeDoux
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  11 November 2004
Thanks, the deformation with the curve was the way to go. The thing with the goal didn't work.
  01 January 2006
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