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 exactly is orientation determined for hair particles rendered as objects?

I am using a Blender 2.8.x hair particle system to render particles using objects, but I cannot figure out precisely how the generated objects are oriented. At least not in all cases. If I do NOT ...
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Different color per hair parent

I want to recreate something like the picture below. Some parent hairs are black some are blond. And the children color accordingly. I use some hairs with a lot of hair children with kink type curls I ...
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Hair particle system possibly bugging out

I've been working on body hair for a character in Blender, when it is not rendered , the hair looks fine even during animation, but when rendering it does this weird glitch and i have no idea how to ...
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Morph one object into another and then use same morph on another object to change it into a different shape

I know morphing between shapes has been discussed in other posts, however, I have a particular set of requirements that I'm not able to address based on the information I have found elsewhere and ...
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Python - Get/Set active hair particle keys

Is there any way to get and set selected hair keys in Blender 2.8 and later? Getting and manipulating the coordinates is easy but that's not what I need; I'm trying to create an operator to select ...
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Simulation Editor Blender 2.90

In the developer tools experimental features for blender 2.9, there is a box that says "New Particle System". When I check it, it allows me to access the "Simulation Editor", which ...
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is there a way to make hair particles an object?

i need to export my human 3d model to another 3d program, and that program isn't compatible with blender's hair particles, is there a way to make these hair particles an actual like object? so i could ...
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How to draw a line that tracks the path of an object on video [duplicate]

I am trying to find a solution to creating a follow flight path of a frisbee (but could be any object), similar to what is shown in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKQc1cxZV7Q). This ...
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Is there a way to do self collision for Hair/Fur in blender?

Hi guys i am trying to create some colliding Fur simulation, the normal Hair particle works great but it doesn't have any self collision options or is there any way i can self collide them? So instead ...
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Blender textures particles

I am currently working on some animation and I wanted to create some particles for it. I am trying to make a firework, and was wondering how to make the particles textured. these are the textures I ...
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Particles (donut sprinkles) persistently too vertical at ~45 deg angle, will not lie flat on surface (of icing)

I've started over with the sprinkles step like five times, staring at the tutorial video, and every time the same thing happens. As soon as I switch orientation axis to 'normal', my sprinkles are ...
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Armature not the deforming the mesh symmetrically?

I've used the Q&As here a lot to help me through the rough start with blender and I'm always grateful for your help. I've hit a wall. Can't find an answer myself, not here by searching, nor ...
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Hide source of particles

I want to hide the particle source (tree), but so that the forest itself is displayed. In 3d viewport this works, but only particles of the pie are displayed on the render. The differences are that ...
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Can i used fluid control with particles in blender

I was wondering if it is possible to use an fluid simulator control as a particle. The isosphere on the side is a cotnrol while the circle is an emitter that using it as a dupli. Could this work?
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Hair particles don't render in cycles engine

I changed my render engine from eevee to cycles, before it rendered perfectly fine, but now one of the hair particle groups doesn't appear in the rendering, which is especially weird because all of ...
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Hair Dynamics Issue - Hair gets too much on density

i wanted to use hair dynamics but no matter what i change the hair seems to be behaving still the same. This is what I'm aiming for, to have the hair close to that body but move a bit when walking. ...
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How to twist wires with Particle System

I'm using particle system for eletrict wire. I have this: And i need to do this: How do this?
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Hair particles eliminates all shadows

I finished up a scene with a tree, but when I activate the hair particle of some roots, all shadows disappear, is it a bug?
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How to prevent overlapping of particles/objects in the molecular script?

I'm doing a particle simulation with thousands of particles in order to fill a recipient, however even with options such as "Self-collision" enabled, I still get results where particles ...
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why the particles not coming on the top of mesh

With the particle object i tweak all the setting. Why the object particle inside the me mesh. The position or angle is good only the particles not on the top of the mesh gone inside the mesh. Any way ...
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Can't see the particle system in viewport

I was making a doughnut. After adding sprinkles, It is not visible. But, if I select the whole icing with sprinkles, I can see the sprinkles outlines, and rendered results show sprinkles as well. And,...
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[obj.keyframe_insert, bpy.data.particles[“ParticleSettings”].lifetime]; how to insert keyframe to an existed particle setting, e.g lifetime

I am trying to randomize some values of selected objects in blender How can I keyframe_instert of the active particle properties? I can do it with clicking "I" of the desired area and it ...
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How to add same hair particles settings

I have hair settings on the neck I have made a new vertex group for the top head part. I want to have few hairs of same settings of the neck part. As the neck part hairs are comb and now its not ...
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How to animate particle values?

Please tell me how to animate particle values? The fact is that Collision works on the head... ahem... to put it mildly - shitty. But change settings of Stiffness & Goal strength, result becomes ...
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Fluid simulation mesh baking issue

I created a simple fluid simulation with cube as domain and sphere as flow object (geometry) in Blender 2.82. After baking the data I played the animation, the particles simulated as expected. Then ...
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why i cannot comb the hairs

Why i cannot comb the hairs. i have attach the files. for me he setting looks good. whats the issue may i know. Can anybody plz explain me in few simple steps how the hairs and what settings do i have ...
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How to align feather on mesh

With the particles system. Object Particles. I have comb the hairs good shape. Cant comb the hairs Some particles out side the mesh. I have assign vertex group also. I want to have each particles ...
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Style particle hair to a fine point?

I've been hoping to recreate some video game characters hair in a more realistic way, but I ran into an issue where I can recreate the hair collecting to a point, but because of the children it ...
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Reverse Curve Guide Direction

When I create a curve and add 'Curve Guide' Force field, at one end there is a dotted circle and the other end a solid circle. As far as I have understood, the solid circle is for particle start and ...
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hair dynamics doesn't work perfect. I tried all options and nothing. the hair passes in the body

I have tried: increase path steps no children increase emission segments increase collision quality but.... look at this: How do I stop the hair from clipping through parts of my mesh?
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Why is the hair rendered like a bundle? [duplicate]

The first image is render view and the second image is rendered image. So why is the hair rendered like this? blender version:2.83 / render engine:cycles Thank you.
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Two Materials on Object - Only One Material is Rendering (Cycles)

I've very new to Blender (only a few weeks) so I'm guessing these are rookie mistakes. I created this crocheted dragon, first by adding a "crochet" image texture with a displacement as well. ...
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Particles emitting from the object origin?

I am new with Blender. When ever i try to emit particles apart from the surface i want it to it keep emitting from the object origin. How can i get rid of it ? As a shortcut i can move the object ...
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How to make braided hairs?

I'm trying to achieve a braided hair style but i don't know how to do it. I find many tutorials on youtube but none of these allowed me to get the result. I create a decent braid with curves and i ...
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Do i need to add textures where fur will be?

I'm not sure if I need to add textures since fur will be all over my model (it's an animal) so I'm asking here for clarification.
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Particles/fluid attaches or fills the volume of an object

Holla, Right, so I'm curious on how to achieve a certain effect via two different approaches. What I'm sort of trying to achieve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFYFh8w4758 Case 1: I'm looking for a ...
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Is Blender able to make complex night skies with stars and galaxies?

I am really interested in making night skies full of beautiful stars as in this image or even this But the best Blender tutorial I found about making such a thing ended up looking like this Is ...
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Blender 2.82 Mantaflow on a small scale

I am able to input liquid into the scene from a flow object set as geometry and the liquid falls into a flask that is set as a collision effector. But when I scale down the flask to its actual size (...
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Any way to maintain particle color when converting to a mesh?

Ive got a particle system set up to use a plane as the render object and the plane is using the particle instancer texture coordinates so that the particle color is determined from where they emit. ...
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How do I create realistic sand with the molecular script?

I want to know what are the properties of sand that I can use on the molecular script to simulate it with particles (not texture). I'd like to do something close to the following three videos: https://...
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Why is my second particle system affecting the first

[Blender 2.8, Windows 10] I added a particle system to generate hair for a human head, based on a vertex group for the scalp. Styled & cut it, it worked fine. I then decided to try creating ...
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How to attract “Curve guide” particles with a Secondary force field?

For a asteroid simulation ,some particles (spheres) on a curve guide need to be attracted to the centre(magnetic force field). However,after setting the mass of particles to the lowest value(0.1) and ...
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How to generate building on surface

I have created 20 towers. Each tower contains few mesh. Each tower is not with single mesh. Some are curve some have array modifiers some bevel etc. I want to generate on a plane to make a city. With ...
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How to turn off the light from particle settings?

I have a Particle setting to simulate moths following a light bulb. However, i notice that the Cube that i have the Particle settings on emits light, and that the moths themselves emit light as well. ...
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Rendering smoke that turns into BIG images issue

I've a problem. I need to make out an explosion, but when rendering it, it shows enormous. And then this: if I render it again, it MAYBE shows it as I put it, MAYBE NOT! :-) I'm using particles to ...
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Particle Instance Modifier - Options to Offset missing in V2.83

In Blender 2.83 I cannot find the Options in the Particle Instance Modifier that include 'Amount' and 'Offset'. They are shown under the World properties in previous versions. I need this control to ...
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Why don't particles move with my armature?

Hey I'm new to Blender and I tried rigging a lion with rigify with a tutorial but somehow it moves really weird. The mesh of the lion in Pose Mode moves with the armature but somehow the particles/the ...
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Point Density texture do not work

I want to get shine spray, but Point Density do not work and all object is shine. Same thing in other projects, when I use Point Density. First image that I have and second that about I want
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How to rotate a an emitted particle with the rotation of the emitter?

I'm trying to emit particles with a rotating sphere but the emitted particles don't revolve around the sphere when it rotates
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How to link mesh and hairs in 2.8+

Added a sphere, Activated hair particles with 300, Interpolated Hair dynamics Then i activated the rigid body As we can see with the sphere and the hairs both fall down without any bake etc. This is ...

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