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Moving a particle effect without changing it

Posted: Sat, 4th Oct 2008, 5:16am

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boavampire

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I have a realistic meteor effect, but i am having some problems. Whenever i move it around the screen, it changes it's form depending where i place the origin. Please help.
Posted: Sat, 4th Oct 2008, 5:54am

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Axeman

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Most likely, you have the particles set to "Free from origin", rather than "Stuck to origin." If this is the case, then when you move the effect particles that have already been emitted will not be affected by the movement.
Posted: Sat, 4th Oct 2008, 3:05pm

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boavampire

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Yes i put it on stuck to origin, but for some reason it still is changing it's form. For example, when i rotate it, it looks like it just turned and the smoke from the meteor looks like the meteor just made a sharp turn.
Posted: Sat, 4th Oct 2008, 4:23pm

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Axeman

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Its hard to say without seeing your effect settings, and seeing the canvas. It could also have to do with earlier keyframes possibly, but its hard to say. Is there any way you can provide a screencap of your effect settings and the canvas?
Posted: Sat, 4th Oct 2008, 4:58pm

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boavampire

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I dont know how to do that