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Designing effects from scratch [ANSWER]

Posted: Thu, 22nd Feb 2007, 3:03am

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morph5690

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can i make a partical effect from complete scratch, like use real smoke 1 and use real fire 1, by them selfs with out any bemade partical effect???
Posted: Thu, 22nd Feb 2007, 3:13am

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xanetia

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Yes you can, you drag the particle effect button to the timeline/canvas, this will give you a load of dots representing all the particles, from here you can add the effects individually in the top of the right hand frame, when you have the emitter selected.
Posted: Thu, 22nd Feb 2007, 3:40am

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morph5690

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thanks you guys are alot of help biggrin
Posted: Thu, 22nd Feb 2007, 8:31pm

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xanetia

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no problem, and don't forget to put your effect up in the preset library if it looks good
Posted: Fri, 23rd Feb 2007, 2:42am

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morph5690

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how do i do that...well i guess thats a whole other topic razz
Posted: Fri, 23rd Feb 2007, 6:07am

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xanetia

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you right click on your preset, the main coloured part, in the timeline and click 'create preset' then after that go to the preset section and click on the 'upload preset button'
Posted: Fri, 23rd Feb 2007, 9:19am

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Cogz

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You'll need to "export" your preset from the library once you create it, this will package it up ready to be uploaded, then follow the instructions on the website.
Posted: Fri, 23rd Feb 2007, 8:28pm

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morph5690

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thanks guys biggrin
Posted: Sat, 24th Feb 2007, 5:03pm

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DavidLittlefield

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Also, there is a Text Tutorial of how to make Fire using the particle engine by Arctik, although it also explains most of the functions of the particle engine which can be applied to other particle creations. It's well worth looking at!