I have a scene where I need to put in millions of particles. I want to represent each particle with a primitive, for example, a meta-ball object. All the particles can share the same primitive. The locations of the particles are from somewhere else, therefore I need to import them and create the particles inside blender with python scripts.
Currently, I'm testing the following scripts:
for i in range(0, 100): for j in range(0, 100): bpy.ops.object.metaball_add(type='BALL', radius=0.1, enter_editmode=False, align='WORLD', location=(i*0.1, j*0.1, 0), scale=(1, 1, 1))
I input the code via the console, but this seems inefficient and freezes blender. Is there a way to create many copies of the same object more efficiently?
I also found the array modifier. The array modifier seems to be able to handle a very large number of objects without a problem. However, I'm not sure how to input arbitrary displacements for each individual copy. As in my case, each particle has its own displacement.