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 visualize a force field in blender?

I was playing around with some vortex and turbulence force fields. I want to be able to see how changing the properties affects the field visually. Is this currently possible in blender? (Found a ...
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Particle effect doesnt work in rendered version. Preview shows effect

i wanted to create a fade out particle effect for my video. I have issues because the effect is shown in preview but on the rendered image there are no particles. I tried a lot of setting but ...
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How to get thinner ends of hair particles?

I'm trying to make the ends of the hairs I make thinner than the root of it, does anyone know how to do that? Cause at the moment it looks too straw like. Thanks.
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Blender keeps crashing every time I go back to Object mode from particle edit mode [closed]

I'm trying to put hair on the end of a tail for my lion, but every time I go back into object mode from particle edit, Blender crashes and exit's itself out. I wanted to leave the part I was working ...
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What are some good baseline settings for Hair Dynamics?

I'm happy with my particle hair, and I have decided to venture into using hair dynamics, which is a perilous journey for anyone's hardware. I turned them on after weighting the hair down more than ...
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How to create stylized cloud streaks like these using a particle system?

I have attached a sample picture from Matkovski Dragos' project "Illustrat3d Nature". I looked up for the workflow to create clouds like these, but I didn't have any luck with that. The only thing ...
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How to add particles on the surface of a mesh with Solidify modifier?

I am a beginner in Blender and whenever I try to put particles on a surface, they seem to be embedded within the mesh. I am making a model of a cake and the top chocolate layer has a solidify modifier....
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Origin point spits clumps of particles

I was following this tutorial (https://youtu.be/SzbuZTlMGPE) and when I play the animation, clumps of particles in a line come out from the origin point, even though the boolean object isn't touching ...
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Texture not applied, just the color

Pretty much the title. As you can see on the image, grass and leafs texture is working, applied and looking not that bad. However, the bark texture I applied to the tree is showed just as a close ...
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How to edit velocity & rotation in particle edit mode?

When ever I get in particle edit mode, the rotation and velocity panel get grey out, I don't know how to get out of particle edit mode, I tried Delete Edit or Disconnect Hair, but my hair would come ...
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Depth of Field on Particles Disappears in Front of Plane

I created a simple animation with an image plane and a particle effect. The particles are an image of a flower petal with transparency mapped onto a plane. I used the Eevee render engine. I wanted to ...
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IMaking grass with particle system - how to prevent it from intersecting objects placed in grass?

I have a plain of grass and few objects placed in grass but some grass strands are intersecting with the objects and that can be seen in the render. Is there any way to make grass not pass through ...
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Particles don't stick to the surface

I added a new plane, subdivide it and gave it some fractical then I added hair particles to it but the ploblem is where the surface is going up or down, the particle object doesn't stick to it. im ...
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UDIMs not compatible with object particle systems?

I've made particle system based on single feather alpha and to color it I used color map based on main object. Since it has UDIMs I used them as well, just scaled color map to 512p to save space. All ...
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Particle Instance Modifier to Inherent Color from Hair Particles

Does anyone know how to inherent the color from hair particles and assign that too a particle instance modifier object, im basically attaching tiny balls to the end of the hair, and the goal is to ...
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Why is grass looking tilted?

I was trying to follow CGMatter's tutorial of how to make realistic grass (Create Grass Fast Blender Tutorial). So far so good, but now it looks like there is a wind blowing all of the grass to one ...
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How to add a custom panel to particle properties?

I'm trying to add a new panel to show up in the particles section of the Properties Editor. ...
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How to model a Railway ballast bed/rocks?

I'm very new to Blender, and I've been trying to recreate a model similar to this: So far i've tried my way with setting up particles based on some simple rocks I created and added as collection, but ...
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Daisy Johnson ‎Seismic Energy Manipulation [closed]

Is there a tutorial recreating Quakes(Daisy Johnson - Marvels Agent of Shield) energy waves? There are distinct waves/ripples in the air when she is using her powers. Those are what I would like to ...
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Object used for particle render getting direction flipped when particle system applied to target with curve modifier

Im trying to setup a modular conveyor for animation using the method shared here: Setup Constraints for modular conveyor. However the object used to render the particles is getting its direction ...
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How to prevent Hair Particles from intersecting? [duplicate]

I'm trying to generate a small town in blender using Hair particles. I'm rendering the particles as a collection of houses.
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Particles rotate unwillingly on a surface along normals using Particles hair

here is my problem I am stuck now for some hours. I want to create a sphere whose surface is filled with objects. However when I animate the sphere and rotate it, the particles rotate unwillingly ...
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Some particles appear too bright

So I was watching Blender Guru's videos on donut making in Blender and when it came to the sprinkles they showed up super bright on the rendering. I don't know what happened. In the image, you can see ...
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What is pin goal strength for Hair Dynamics?

I thought for sure if I searched I'd see a description, but i don't see one so I thought i'd ask, for common answer vs a technical definition. Thanks
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Disease spreading emulation in Blender [closed]

Would it be possible with Blender to emulate disease infection, and watch it. So we can simulate various intervention types. I was thinking of doing it with boids, but its not working, it has to be ...
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Hair coming through the mesh?

Why the hair particles coming through the mesh. With the hair particles and object as a mesh. Why the particles coming through the mesh. The Ear is separate mesh still the mesh coming through. I ...
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Object Remesh with multiple material

I have a problem when i am trying to remesh this model it consists of this sphere and sticks as hair system so i want to remesh them so the sticks appear emerging from the sphere when i remesh with ...
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Mantaflow smoke from Particles not working

I am trying to set up my scene so that the Mantaflow smoke simulation will be generated from the particles generated by an Icosphere object. However, when I set that up, the simulation bakes but no ...
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Why the particles go through the mesh

With the curve i created particles. The Ear is different mesh. Why the particles coming through the mesh.
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Emit particles from faces with a specified normal

Is it possible to only use faces whose normal points in certain directions, for example, only emit particles from faces pointing in the positive z direction. or some other condition, like it must lay ...
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set positions for particles (particule systems) with python

I'm learning to make 3D model in Blender with python scripts, and I have 3 questions for particle systems : 1) I have a cube with some dimension (lx,ly,lz) and I want to add (n) particles inside the ...
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Sprinkles are turning out different in rendering than they are in the view-port?

I'm just learning Blender, so bear with me if this solution is simple. The first image (the screenshot, through the camera) is what I want, but when I click to render the actual sprinkles on the donut ...
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I need to export a list of particle coordinates

This code was built for Blender 2.78, but I trying build the code in 2.8. Blender doesn't show any errors, just opens a new empty text file. I'm using the code from here: ...
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How do I make hair particles color independent from emitter?

I'm quite a newbie to Blender and I'm making my first face modeling. I'm having a real hard time on the eyebrows. I'm using a particle system to make them, but my problem is that to change the color ...
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Move several objects along the edges if an object with Animation Nodes

I have a question about a particular case in Animation Nodes , I want to move many tiny objects alone the edges of a mesh as loop and randomly target. as you see in the below : In this case , I've ...
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Particles invert

I want create grass with hair method, but the object appear on opposite side of the emitter. I already try too reverse face direction but it just make the reverse, particles outside, grass inside.
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Connect points of motion tracks with (smoothed) lines

I am tracking motions with blender, and adding motion trails to tracked objects. With hq slow motion footage, just attaching an empty vert with a particle effect to my track works very well. However, ...
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Why don't hair particles rendered as an object follow parent object when the parent object is falling under gravity as a rigid body?

I have an issue where i have a cube mesh, I create hair particles, and set the hair to render as an object, say a cylinder. I then enable rigid body physics for the cube. I also have a passive plane ...
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Use blender particle system on terrain that has been displaced using displacement node. 2.8

I created a very substantial procedural system that creates everything procedurally. I went to add the rocks, grass, and leaves to the terrain using the particle system. But when I went to render, ...
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Why are the lights in this image changing after rendering?

Why are the lights showing through droplets in star shapes? I have placed 2 lights at the back of this layer of droplets. Is it my camera settings?
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How to get group collection and edit from the older version to new version 2.82

I created a group and with the particles modifier in the group i selected and emitted. In 2.79 i can see my group and the particles i can edit the particles etc. I copied the everything (group, mesh ...
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how to extract pose from animation

i took a sphere added hair particles with hair dynamic on. And hit the play animation. Hair started to drop down. And ad a 15 frame i feel good the hair fall down. So i want only the 15th frame pose. ...
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How to create realistic water blast in blender 2.79?

I'm trying to create a scene like this can't seem to figure out what I'm doing wrong create a fluid object sliding down a plane to make the water rise up just like in the image. I tried many ...
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Why are particles set to scale 1.0 way bigger then my Original particle

Just wanna understand the logic behind it. I create a cube.(Not changing scale or size) I create a icosphere.(Not changing scale or size) Create Hair particles, and set SCALE to 1.0. Now my ...
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Why hairs not growing in the vertex area

Hair going on the side but not on the top area. I have weight paint and made the vertex group yet no hairs grow on the vertex area. On the stomach and near nose. (I tried flip normal's, scale is 0) ...
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I would like a metaball particle system to emit smoke

I cannot attach inflow to particle system. Is there a way around this. I have tried export and import metaball animated partial system as a mesh and keep running into roadblocks 2.82
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Particle Info Node with several Particle systems

Let's say I have three particle systems in my scene. Is there a way of accessing the properties of each individual particle system using the Particle Info Node? Or can the Particle Info Node only be ...
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Why are the particles floating around the objects instead of sticking to it?

So I am trying to add some sprinkles to the Donut as I have been revising myself of a tutorial from Blender Guru. It worked fine, but then my computer crashed and I didn't have a chance to save it. I ...
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Particle system with both physics and animated texture mapping not working

I've made this simple particle system, using a spherical blend texture that influences the generated time, and giving the particles some velocity with Newtonian physics enabled: However, I'd like the ...
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Particle separate

I have created a blender animation with three particle systems, which use molecular script for collision. - 1st particle system are blue UV spheres, whithout magnetic field weight - 2nd particle ...

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