Mapping opacity with a gradient


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Mapping opacity with a gradient

As you see, we've got a material assigned to the particles and the next thing we need to do is to cause them to have a nice gradient on them, so that they'll fade out along their edges and they'll end up basically looking like little fuzzy dots. So I'm going to scroll down Material Editor and I'm looking for the Maps rollout. Open that up, and I've got an Opacity channel. So I'll click where it says None to add a Map. And the one that I want here is a gradient. So I'll double-click on Gradient and now I've got a gradient ramp or just a gradient, and I want it to be the type Radial.

And you can see in the preview in the sample slot actually each face of that sample sphere has got a gradient on it. Cool! So I've got a fairly nice result here with this. I probably want more particles, but I basically got the look that I want. Back out here a little bit. Go back to my PArray. Maybe I'll increase the number of particles. Since they're living a shorte...

Mapping opacity with a gradient
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Mapping opacity with a gradient 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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