Creating a particle material


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Creating a particle material

Now that we've got the motion of the particles working and they're bouncing and colliding the way that we want, we need to take a look at the particle material, because we want it to render out nice. So, by getting close to this and just trying to render this on Frame 1, what do we get? Nothing or some speckles. Okay, so first thing I want to do is select the particles and go into Modify panel and change the Particle Type, because what I want here are facing particles or what are sometimes called Sprites.

So I'm going to scroll down here and you'll see Particle Type and what I want is Facing. In order to see this in the viewport, I can also go into the Viewport Display and turn on Mesh. You see we got a lot of little squares. Currently, these facing particles are actually growing and shrinking over their lifespan. Going back up to these lifespan parameters here, Particle Size is growing for 10 frames and then fading out or shrinking for 10 frames. This isn't actually fa...

Creating a particle material
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Creating a particle material provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the 3ds Max 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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