I have a plane acting as a simple emitter. It emits 10 particles from frame 1 to 4. And again from frame 11-14. And again from 21-24. Then there's a pause for 40 frames, and the entire sequence repeats, including the pause.

I need to find an automated way to cycle this emitter sequence. Ideally, the sequence could be repeated indefinitely using an F-Curve Cycles modifier.

The question below addresses a similar problem, but I'm looking for a way to use automation: How to turn particle emission on/off?

Any ideas?


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Yeah in the link you provided there was a good answer.

I made a clear answer out of it: Just animate the Velocity of the particles.

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You can automate the curve with F-Curve Cycles modifier (Shift+E):

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If it annoys you that the 0-velocity particles keep popping up, you can model a structure around the emitter:

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks Manu :) I asked my question two hours before you posted your answer in the linked question. If I'd known this question from May, 2013 was going to get a good answer two hours after I asked, I would've waited :) $\endgroup$
    – OroNZ
    Commented Sep 12, 2018 at 5:45

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