How would I add comic-like trails to projectiles, such as arrows? I have an example from YouTube, but the effect is done in another software.


The effect occurs around 27 seconds, where an arrow is shot and there is a blue trail behind it.


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You have to use a particle system inside a particle system.

Just add the particle system you want to appear on the object you use for the first system, tweak the time and that should do it.

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    $\begingroup$ This won't work without using the particle instance modifier $\endgroup$
    – doomslug
    Commented Jun 22, 2016 at 17:56

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