Particle Radius change over Lifespan

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

Thread Tools Display Modes
  10 October 2010
Particle Radius change over Lifespan

Hi folks,

I'm hoping someone can help me, I'm new to using Maya Particles and I am trying to change the radius of Cloud s/w particles over the course of their lifespan. For example, at birth having a radius of 2 and by the time they die having a radius of say 0.5.

It's a noob-ish question I know but any suggestions would be great.

Many thanks.

  10 October 2010
On your particle shape add a General attribute under Per Particle (Array) Attributes and under the Particles tab find radiusPP. Add it, then right click the attribute in the attribute editor and click Create Ramp.

This will create a ramp that you can modify which will scale your paritcle's radius over it's lifespan. You can also use this for all sorts of particles attributes (opacity, color, etc...).
  10 October 2010
Thanks a million for that. Very much appreciated, will try that out.

  10 October 2010
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
Thread Closed share thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Society of Digital Artists

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.