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Old 01-06-2011, 11:58 PM   #1
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Eduardo Aguirre
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Birth Script Question

Hi guys! I was tasked to do a shot where a tornado rips the ceilings of a few houses and other stuff of the ground, so I was thinking about using a birth script to turn all the objects that need to interact with the tornado into particles and drive them with pflow.
As I'm not much of a scripter and (stupidly) have never taken the time to learn even the basics of maxScript. I followed one of bobo's tutorials found at called "scripting custom chunks: the basics". The problem is that there is an offset where the particle gets created and the actual position of the "instanced" object.
Is there a way to get the center of the particle to be where the pivot of the object is? Any help is apreciated.

ps. I know some Mel script from my time working with maya, but maxScript looks totally diferent to me, however I'm familiar with some scripting concepts
Old 01-07-2011, 07:25 AM   #2
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My friend, check whether the pivot of the individual meshes are at its centre or not. Seems like an issue of pivot to me...

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Old 01-07-2011, 03:11 PM   #3
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Hi, thanks for the response.. It was actually very close to that, the pivot was centered but I skiped the part where you reset the xform... silly me.
thanks again my friend.. cheers
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