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Can the speed of particles be adjusted? [ANSWER]

Posted: Mon, 19th Dec 2005, 9:09pm

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Dalemations

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Using the 'speed' button I'm trying to double the playing time of a particle effect to slow it down. I can change the timing of my video in this way but not of the overlaid particle effect. How do I do this?
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 12:17am

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Clintorules

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The best thing i could do is turn UP the particle rate. I'm not really sure why this works, but it does. The only thing is it makes you run out of particles faster, so you have to ajust the Max Particles slider up too.

I know it sounds weird, but try it.

If anyone has a better answer, i would like to know also, because i need to make some pixy dust type stuff, and the pixy dust doesn't look that great when its flying acrost the screen really fast.
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 3:59am

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ben3308

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schwar or somebody, please help out here, I'm having the same problem, my snow is sprinkling WAAAAAY too fast.
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 9:10am

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Joshua Davies

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You need to reduce the speed of the effect and/or increase its lifetime, the speed tool doesn't work with effects.
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 10:42am

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Dalemations

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Thanks for the replies. Clintorules, I will test out your suggestions tonight. I have been experimenting for hours but not got what I'm after yet. I need just a slowly drifting fog. I guess the best thing to do (when I get the full version) is to render out my particle effect with alpha and then load it back into VLab and extend the playing time? What a great shame the speed adjuster doesn't work with effects - must be a good technical reason why.
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 10:46am

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Sorry Schwar, I will ofcourse try increasing the lifetime of the particles also - thought I'd tried that but maybe not.
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 10:47am

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Clintorules

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I'm not sure my solution is gunna work for fog. unsure

Good luck though
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 10:50am

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Joshua Davies

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Will have a go at a preset soon for fog smile
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 10:51am

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Clintorules

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THAT could be very useful!
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 3:02pm

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Dalemations

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Will have a go at a preset soon for fog
Wow!! That would be fantastic! Thanks biggrin
Posted: Tue, 27th Dec 2005, 4:48pm

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Dalemations

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I've had a go at a preset for fog and uploaded it to FXHome so it may appear if it's good enough.

I just quickly added it to a shot in our animated film here.. www.dalemation.free-online.co.uk/new01.avi

Probably best to 'Right click/Save Target As'.