I rigged an object and animated it, and have set it as a hair particle (dupli object). It displays correctly, but animation is not being passed on... How do I make hair particle objects perform animation?

Note: I am aware that animation will be synchronized across all particles and am okay with that.

  • $\begingroup$ Hi there! I just checked it out and it works for me. I made a simple model, added a rig and animated it. Then I made a hair system an setted the hair particles as object: the model. And it works fine. What was your workflow? $\endgroup$ – Antonio Buch Jan 27 '15 at 9:18

You need to have your animated model and hair object on the same layer, or it won't update in the viewport (it will work only in render).

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    $\begingroup$ I could watch this all day long! $\endgroup$ – user1853181 Jan 27 '15 at 15:08
  • $\begingroup$ @Jerryno is there a way to randomise this animation $\endgroup$ – ashwin Mar 8 '15 at 23:52
  • $\begingroup$ @ashwin use the group option under particle render and put multiple object copies with different animations inside that group;) Enable Pick Random to pick randomly from the group. $\endgroup$ – Jaroslav Jerryno Novotny Mar 9 '15 at 11:47
  • $\begingroup$ @ashwin also rotating the hair particles randomly will help (Advanced > Rotation). $\endgroup$ – Jaroslav Jerryno Novotny Mar 9 '15 at 11:50
  • $\begingroup$ Does is work for a Emitter particle sistem as well? $\endgroup$ – Gatunox Mar 9 '18 at 3:25

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