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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 keep a mesh in the same location relative to its parent mesh?

I am currently doing the donut tutorial and I'm trying to model M&M's for the particle lesson. The M&M's are modeled using a cylinder and a text that is converted into a mesh, with the text (...
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How to make a thruster flame in blender?

I made an Iron Man Model but I want to make thruster for his palm and foot. His palm has a 5cm circle while his foot has a 7cm one for the thruster. Palm Foot I tried from this video: https://youtu....
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Can't turn on “Selection only Visible” in Particle Comb in Blender 2.80.51

When I comb hair in Particle Edit Mode, its like function Selection only to visible from 2.79 is always turned off as you can see in the Youtube video Video was recorded right after downloading new ...
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How can I randomize rotation on z-axis with hair particles?

So I have all these boxes I made, but I wanna randomize it so it doesn't look so repetative. It doesn't seem to wanna rotate correctly on the z-axis, it just rotates weird on goes through the ground....
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access point/vertex/prim(poly)/detail attributes inside of blender

How to make use of attributes created in Houdini inside of Blender. For things like particle system density, length, color, geometry to scatter etc.
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Stop Comb brush from going through mesh

When I comb an object with particle hair the comb goes through the mesh to the other side. How can I prevent this? A workaround would do too. (I am using blender 2.8 beta for the moment.)
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Restart image sequence for each new particle?

I have a plane, with an animated image sequence as a material. I then have the object (below) as an emitter, emitting these planes as particles. The image sequence is a cyclic texture, so that it ...
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Random Selection

I would love to make a screenshot but it seems to be impossible on the mac if one don't have the mac keyboard....at least I couldn't figure out how to do it... I have made a hairstrand with a ...
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Extreme motion blur for particle bullet tracers

I'm testing Blender for film/tv work coming from 3dsMax and VRay. (I have 20 years experience in film/tv cgi so you're explanations can go into some detail thanks) To test the motion blur accuracy I'...
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Fire emission is cube shaped

So heres my problem: Im trying to simulate an explosion (after this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUrRu7CB6sE&t=221s). But as soon as I crank the emission of the material of the smoke ...
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Blender 2.8: dynamically set particle locations via python

In Blender 2.7 it was possible to set particle locations dynamically as demonstrated in this answer. In 2.8 particle data isn't up to date unless evaluating the emitter via the depsgraph as shown in ...
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hair explosion in blender 2.79

Following some advice from other forums when i searched for a solution i have been able to reduce the amount that the hair has exploded, which was terrible, the entire frame was filled with hair, but ...
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Particle children “simple” stop showing on certain frame

I'm simulating particles with boolean object as the emitter and icosphere as particle. Adding simple children was fine, but when it hits a certain frame (43 to be exact), the children just gone on ...
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Blender 2.8 crashes when entering particle edit [closed]

Blender 2.8 is crashing when I try to go into particle edit to comb hair.
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Particle Sytems and Rigging

I have a cloth (long skirt) with particles. I chose a transparent material for this skirt, in order to see only the particles for the render. My probleme is : When my character starts walking, the ...
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Render children option doesn't work

I've been playing with hair recently but I have an issue with the number of children to render; in the children rollout of particles, the render amount of children does nothing; to see the children I ...
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Rotating Particle System Emitters

I have created a galaxy with a circle that is emitting particles and using force-fields to make them go in spiral form, I have used key frames so during the animation at a certain point when the ...
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Particle Systems & Weight Painting?

G'day, guys! Few days ago I stumbled upon one issue that I still can resolve! And I have no any idea how to complete it. I can create feathers as Particle System and use Weight painting to specify ...
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Make hair fall off

I'm using the particle system with hair type to organise objects on the top of a sphere. I have the sphere moving in animation and at the end of the animation I want to get the objects to fall off ...
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How to make fractal-like bubbling pattern with spheres?

For a graphic design project, I want to illustrate a fractal-Style arrangement of “bubbling” spheres: a network of “hub spheres” with smaller spheres that each have their own hub, smaller and smaller, ...
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Blender 2.8 curve guide forcefield and torus knot

I was just playing with blender 2.8 particle systems and I wanted to make my particles follow a curve. I created a torus knot path using the Torus Knots+ plugin but it doesn't seems to work. I managed ...
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Realistic cocoa cream!

Hey guys I hope you can help me out, I am struggling on a cream. Right now I am doing it with particle but I don't like the result, maybe you have an idea. And maybe u have also an Idea for the ...
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Menu in the node editor is different than the one on the tutorial I'm trying to follow

I'm trying to reproduce this tutorial on my Blender 2.79 in Linux machine from this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3CwKkiJZN0. But the problem is somewhere in this video, instructor ...
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Force particles outwards and upward

I'm looking for a way to let particles enter into a tube from the top and when they reach the bottom they should slow down, be pushed radially outwards and then upwards. See a very crude cross section ...
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make a liposome

I'm trying to build a liposome like this: I made a single unit like this and used the duplication method described here How to create a sphere with different ring vertex count by scripting? The ...
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How to model a flial? [duplicate]

How can I rotate them correctly? I want it with a patricle system so i can quickly add more spikes if needed
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Button callback based on the objects particle system?

I have button in my panel, that button switch emitter/hair in particle system it works, but the problem is i have many object, and if i change object selected, button not update.I'm looking for a ...
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why are Particle emission so different than other programs

I have have used particle systems in Maya and Houdini, in which there is an emitter rate (how many particles are emitted per a second) and a particle lifespan (how long until the particles die). In ...
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How to Drive Particles with Global Scaling

Below is an image of a simple particle system. As I move the particle system along the Y-axis the particles retain their global Y position. This is all well and good and I believe it is the default ...
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Hair physics and/or particle edit with particles rendered as objects

I'm trying to make a creature with feathers and therefore will be rendering hair particles as an object. However, I would like the particles to be able to be combed/ react to gravity ect. It seems ...
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Leaves not showing up on my Tree (particle Systems)in Blender 2.79

I am new to Blender and I tried to make a tree model. I created a basic tree structure and then aimed to distribute leaves on it. I tried to do this by creating a branch which I distributed leaves on (...
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Instance Rotation over Lifetime

I want to have instances rotate randomly over time, seems an easy thing to code, how about it? I'm trying to make a sparkly / glittery surface to render and wrap around a human face model, or maybe ...
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Motion Lights in Wind

Hope I'm able to explain my problem: I'm hoping to animate little Piezo electric sticks with LED lights at their end. They are screwed onto a facade. Like electric lighters the elements should turn ...
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How can I convert the tree of created with Modular Tree Addon to single mesh? [duplicate]

I have a several tree I created in modular tree addon. I have to scatter this tree for a park scene. How can I do this use with the hair particle system.
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How do I make a pile of fibers?

I need to make a pile of hair-like fibers. My instinct is to create a fiber-shaped particle emitter, let the particles fall onto a surface and then convert them to mesh. Am I on the right track? ...
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Blender Fur Falling without clamping?

I have a fur text how can i make it fall? I used explode modifier + emitter particles but hair is clamping and i dont want it. like thisany clue?
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How do I get particles to follow an animated path or armature?

I'm doing this wormhole tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2WTH016rfk and I'm trying to get particles to also follow through the animated tunnel. Emitting from the far end and coming toward the ...
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Collision phisycs in cycles using metaball particles

I am trying to make metaball particles collide with an object. Using the collide feature in the physics tab in blender 2.8. It is looking great in the render preview window but whenever I render it, ...
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Weird shading transparent texture for grass

Im trying to make polygon grass using the addon images from plane to import a grass texture with transparent background and im using particles to place them all over a plane. When they are widely ...
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Eevee hair particles are not rendered properly in the final render

I'm trying to create this bedroom scene using Eevee. As you can see in the image below, the carpet looked fine in the Eevee viewport, however, it looked very strange in the final render. Anyone knows ...
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How do I make hair in MakeClothes

So I have been trying to figure this out for quite a while. Creating hair in MakeClothes is the same process as creating clothes. I created hair in Cycles as particles, and ended up with an incredible ...
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Solid State Structures in Blender?

How can I create solid state crystal structures in Blender with bonds, atoms etc.? For example how can I create a Diamond structure or Molecular Electronics devices? Many thanks!
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Particles in my System are Floating Against Gravity

I'm trying to figure out why some particles in my simple particle system will linger in the air before being influenced by gravity or a force field. They will generate above my tree object, of which ...
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Particle Instance Modifier ignoring Length

(2.79 & 2.8) When using Dupli Object option in a hair particle system, the Vertex Groups -> Length influences the object's size correctly. When I use the same particle system by Particle ...
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Hair Comb not working

I'am trying to make a rug with all the simple particle rug settings. I want to comb the hair with particle edit but whenever i enter particle edit mode, my hair settings all distort up. This is what ...
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Hair dynamics to normal map

I was wondering if this is possible in Blender. I want to animate a dog with hair dynamics enabled so that it looks realistic, but my laptop can't handle it. Is there a way to bake a normal map of the ...
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hair dynamics making my particles system float in air

whenever i check the hair dynamics box it make my grass particle system fly around the scene. ive tried replicating this in other blender files with hair dynamics checked and it works just fine. not ...
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Particle System Problem on Blender 2.79

I want to make grass field with particle system but when i try that i get black shading where the grasses close to each other. If i set emission number to low (for example 25) there is no problem but ...
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my objects glitch through plane when i try to make them particals [duplicate]

how do i fix this so the pear objects are actually on the plane instead of inside
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Particles disappear when no physics set

So I created a forest scene using hair particles system for trees and bushes. These particles stay stationary and only the camera and my character moves in the animation. So to better the render time, ...