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Is it possible to set the size of particles in the smoke simulation settings according to particle lifetime?

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E.g. to make particles emit less smoke over time and gradually fade away, rather than suddenly disappearing.

Is this possible?

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I'm afraid it's not possible at moment as size affects all particles together.

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It is possible to change the size of a particle over its lifetime refer to the image and set parameters as described. 1. use a blend texture 2. set its mapping to particle/strand 3. drive the size parameter in the texture properties Parameters to change I used the Blender Internal Engine to set up the texture then switched to Cycles to render.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, this is useful, but unfortunately I don't know of a way to get smoke to use individual particle size to influence emission size.. $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Commented Jul 2, 2015 at 23:26

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