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Questions tagged [particles]

Questions pertaining to a group of particles which can be used to simulate a system of chaotic objects(known as particle systems). Particle systems in Blender are robust and full of settings.

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How to seperate colors in particle system?

I'm making progress with my donut and I have the above-mentioned problem: https://ibb.co/YfJx02S When I change the color of the blue long sprinkle, it also changes the color of the icing of the donut. ...
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Particle seen below the collision plane

When I create particle system and use torus as object emitting from plane and another plane as collision object, the torus objects emitting, goes down through the collision plane , I want these ...
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Fiber like/Neurons Structure Mesh or surface (VFX) in Blender

I'm researching how to achieve and effect like in provided image. Please help me out to figure out how to setup procedural 3d texture for displacement or shall I use another technique?
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Blender explosion animation not rendering

I am trying to create an explosion in Blender. However, when I try to render the explosion, this white box gets bigger in my particle domain but I can see the explosion in the viewport. What am I ...
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Children are lost in particles to mesh conversion

When I render the scene they are gone,too, and I just have the number of hairs given in the Emmision section. I use dupli objects as particles. Is it supposed be this way?
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How to make this thing in Blender (in image ) ,it is made in C4d using x particles.Please Help? [on hold]

The effect in the image is an animation made in Cinema 4d using x particles. Can i make the very same effect in Blender ,if yes then Please help me. Thanks .
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Boids do not obey forces - What settings do I need to turbulate?

Huge force field (turbulize with -500 in force to disperse boids) Doesn´t do crap. I´m using 2.79. Whenever I go to the particle settings and activate self forces blender crashes. How do I correctly ...
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Trigger particle emission on collision with another particle system

I have a particle system A whose particles have been already emitted. Now when these particles collide with Particle Emitter B, I want B to start emitting particles. How should I go about doing this?...
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Particles aren't equally emitted

I am having multiple faces all emitting spheres at different sizes and everything randomized, but what confuses me is, that equally sizes faces have very different outputs, especially the one, where ...
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Can we add dynamic hair particles to a softbody simulation?

I am modeling a winter Cap, The model looks like this I am trying to apply softbody physics to the fur ball on the top of the cap. The physics act properly on the ball but the hair particles don't ...
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Hair Particle into OBJ

I'm trying to convert some hair particles into an OBJ since I need to get it into Metasequoia Light, however, when I use the Convert option to do it, it only exports the sphere I used as the emitter. ...
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Voxelize VFX and Particles

I'm creating a voxel Unity Game, and i want to know if i can i voxelize vfx and/or particles? for example: voxelize a explosion effect, and create a voxel explosion Video Examples: https://www....
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How do I make It so that Particle Instance modifier produces particles with uniform rotation?

I am attempting to have a particle system within a particle system. The problem, however, is that I am only able to achieve Uniform particle rotation without using the Particle Instance modifier. How ...
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Legos falling into place and stacking up. Can someone point me in the right direction?

I am making an animation to be projected onto a wall at a theater. I need to make legos fall from the top of the screen and land stacking up to form a wall. After that I will have the Legos movie logo ...
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Procedural hair deformation for rocks [closed]

Using Cycles, I am trying to make a procedural rock hair particle system. I have my ICO Sphere on another layer that has some random texture displacements. However, I want to apply a random deform ...
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How to keyframe smoke particle size via python script

Hi Blender Python users! I was just wondering if anyone knows a way to key frame the particle size of a smoke flow particle system over time with a python script. For example: I would like to ...
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Particles in curve guide flickering

i did an animation of cars driving on streets to simulate a traffic scene. I have two bezier curves representing the streets with curve guides on them. The curves are placed parallel, the directions ...
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Adding Add-Ons to Blender 2.8 Manually

I want to fill a glass with water and smash it. Fracture ADD-On unavailable. Need Alternative or a way to add it in 2.8 I just started in 2.8 but looks like the fracture add-on is unavailable. Is ...
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How to fix EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION error when using particle system blender 2.8

I'm attempting to add two particle systems in blender 2.8. It allows me to add the second system, but as soon as I select "Hair", it crashes with the EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION error. What is ...
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Gradient along object hair particles (like grass)?

I've spent way too many hours on this and I don't know how else to make this work. Perhaps a dozen hours went into getting the coordinates right on a group of grass, only for it to break completely ...
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Why is my hair square like? [duplicate]

OK, I have kink set to "0" on my hair and everything else is normal, however trying to achieve Justin beiber like hair here, no matter how I smooth or move the hair particles they are still square ...
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Moving trail of Particles forming rings when the emitter is constrained to “Follow Path” [duplicate]

EDIT: The answers found in this previously asked question didn't help: Particles are clumping on each frame I'm trying to use particles, which are moving along a path,by following an animated emitter....
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Particle age acting weird (particle info node)

The colors are equally distributed in the color ramp node but, for some reason, the really bright parts are only shown in the first two frames of the particle age, as seen in the picture. Even when I ...
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How convert particle system to mesh blender 2.8

I tried convert my particle system to mesh but I don't have any convert button under modefier setup. What did I do wrong?
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Problem with hairon cycles render view

I have this problem and i don't know what's really causing it. As you can see, the first particle system looks fine, but the don't look so good, they can't barely be seen, and seems bugged The hair ...
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Hair Shape in Eevee

I'm trying to make a Christmas Tree in Blender 2.8 using the new Eevee Render Engine, I used a Particle System to make the little green pines. In the Cycles Render Engine I could change the ...
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Doubt regarding Particles System [duplicate]

How can I create Particles that are not intersect each other ? E.G. : If i create bunch of Flowers on Field but it intersect from one to another and looks very unrealistic
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Red model when rendering in cycles

I'm new to blender. I was messing with hair on a model and now, whenever I render the image in cycles, I get a dark red model and no textures. I've tried looking up options but they are never for my ...
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Particle system: How to place random objects with children?

I'm trying to place a group of trees that include an armature and leaves in a separate mesh scattered over a land. The problem is that only the tree's base is placed by the particle system, even ...
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Blender 2.8 Particle system using a collection, need objects to be enabled for rendering intended?

When choosing "Render As" collection under Particles->Render (Emitter or Hair doesnt matter) all the objects of the collection have to be enabled for rendering or they won't show up. Render as ...
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Particle Emitting Behind Images

this is basically my problem my particle renders fine, but does not display itself in front of my image, even though the particle shape (cube) is directly in front of the image
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Explode modifier size change over time?

When using a particle system, it is possible to change certain values (size, emission rate, etc.) over time using textures. However, I cannot figure out how to do the same when using the "Quick ...
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Converting particles (Render Type: Group) to objects is not working as expected

I have a Particle System with hundreds of particles. Their Render Type is set to Group. I want to convert such particles to separate objects. I tried "Make Duplicated Real" and clicking "Convert" in ...
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Hair pointing inside mesh

file I have hair pointing inside the mesh on the legs of this Coyote. I tried viewing the normals and they all appear to be facing the correct direction. Any ideas?
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How can I make soft and consistently fluffy looking fur?

I've been trying to get this lemming's fur to look super soft but instead it has this almost hay-like thickness and jagged look. I've attached screenshots because the file was way too large to upload....
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why wont the particles show up on this mesh?

I've set the grass particle to work off 'density' in the vertex groups. first time this has happened. there are no modifiers except 2 particle systems on this object. is this a glitch or am I missing ...
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Baking low poly mesh hair

I set up hair in Blender and transformed it into a mesh with the 'screw' modifier, then decimated. The result is shown in the top left corner of the picture. Then I sculpted a low poly 'cap' (top ...
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Glowing/outline effect when particle and object are colliding

How to do a glow/outline of collision effect when particles (objects with same size in a group) are entering other object? For example when a small box particle is falling into a plane (will fall ...
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Lock one axis of particle rotation

I'm using grass objects in a particle system to create a small field and need to animate it with the turbulence field. When applied the grass objects in the particle system sometimes rotates in the Z ...
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Force Fields dont work

Is it just at my version of 2.8 beta that force field wont affect anything or...I tried to do simple bals with added rigid body active and to apply force field or any field on it. It doesnt work.
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Blender 2.8 - Particle Instance not rendered

I am playing around with the newest Blender 2.8 Build for Windows 64bit blender-2.80.0-git.a205493426b-windows64 I tried to create a firework scene, where particles emit particles by using a ...
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Slowing down particles

I've tried messing around with the settings, particularly under Velocity, but I can't seem to work out how you slow down the flow of particles. I want them to rise more slower/steadier and to fade ...
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Blender animation with static hair particle system, single-frame render anomaly

I was following Blender Guru's Introduction Tutorial, everything went fine for creating the desired static image. I'm using Blender 2.79b on Windows 8.1. It uses a Hair particle system for the donut ...
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Rendering smoke issue: How to get realistic smoke trails from particles?

I am in the process of creating the smoke simulation for a live action shot of an explosion coming out of a window. I like the consistency and quality of the smoke except for the particles when they ...
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Particles don't “bend” with displacement

I have a soil particle system applied to a subdivided plane. This has displacement modifiers on it to make it look more bumpy and realistic. As you can see, the particles just stay flat and as such ...
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Hair children aren't showing in particle edit mode

Can't display children hair from particle edit mode as it is shown on this famous video at 1:40: Blender Hair Tutorial Part 1 (styling the hair) I have to go back to the object mode so the ...
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Grass Particles don't show up

I am trying to do the Grassy Meadow Tutorial from Blender Guru and I run into a problem right at the start: The grass particles don't show up in the render but are visible in the viewport. I am ...
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How do I place my particles correctly?

Are you speaking about Particle Settings or Particle Placement? Before i hit render f12. All the bees stuck to the sphere. But after pressing f12 and render then i cancel it. And back to 3d view all ...
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How can I control particles with image maps?

I have a texture (a black and white and colour version, I can use either). I need to use the colours/values on this texture to dictate the hair particles that will be used on a plane. For example: if ...
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Hair planes by partciles systems

Today I downloaded the new 2.8. Before I used 3ds max, then c4d. I usually make low-poly hairs with hair simulation. I make a style, then replace hairs to any mesh. But cinema 4d can bends my object ...