Is this possible? If it is, how can it be done?

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: Here's a quick sample file I made: DOWNLOAD SAMPLE

Notice the particles merge in with each other, instead of bouncing off of each other. I want them to behave like marbles would if they were dumped into a cup. They'd bounce, settle, and create a pile within the cup.

  • $\begingroup$ What are you trying to accomplish? If you tell us that, we can help more easily. $\endgroup$ – Shady Puck Jun 13 '16 at 22:48
  • $\begingroup$ Say, if you're trying to fill up a cup with particles: sand particles, rice, beads, etc. They would have to be affected by gravity and interact with each other like real grains of sand/beads. I chose particles because you can give them a starting speed from an emitter and precisely direct their movement until gravity finally takes them down, you know? $\endgroup$ – Jesse Jun 13 '16 at 22:53

There is an Add-on called Molecular. It makes the particles act as Rigid Bodies. The particles can be linked to each other as well.

Here is a teaser trailer that the coder made.

Just download the .zip, go to File > User Preferences > Addons and click Install from File. Select the .zip. Check it to enable it. If you need more help installing, let me know.

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  • $\begingroup$ Great to hear that they made v1.0.3 for Blender 2.77. I'll have to give it another try. A while back, I tried to perform the same thing in my OP with Molecular and 2.74... but this was the result: youtube.com/watch?v=eyf4aDn08UY. The particles wouldn't sit still at all -- rising and jittery to the very end. $\endgroup$ – Jesse Jun 13 '16 at 23:13
  • $\begingroup$ @Jesse Glad to help! If my answer does indeed work, please consider accepting it. If it needs modification, let me know. $\endgroup$ – Shady Puck Jun 13 '16 at 23:14

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