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Muzzle Flashes are random, how do I make them consistant?

Posted: Thu, 2nd Jul 2009, 1:24am

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sir alex

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Some of the muzzle flash presets, actually a lot of them aren't constant as in the machine gun effect flashes on and off wile the big and heavy muzzle flash doesn't; I want to make the effects that flash on and off constant.


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Posted: Thu, 2nd Jul 2009, 2:09am

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Axeman

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There are many presets which flash at random intervals in order to achieve realism. The odd of a real machine gun's flashes synchronizing with the framerate of your camera exactly are quite slim, which is why when you watch movies in which blank-firing props are used, the flashes aren't consistent during automatic fire. If for some reason you want the flashes to be evenly spaced, then you can set the rate of fire control to 100 and manually turn the emitters on and off for each frame, to get them to appear only where you want.
Posted: Thu, 2nd Jul 2009, 2:56am

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sir alex

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I mean not turn off at all.
Posted: Thu, 2nd Jul 2009, 3:00am

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sir alex

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Never mind I got it.
Posted: Thu, 2nd Jul 2009, 5:50am

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Axeman

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Good deal. In case anyone else is wondering, if you set the rate of fire to 100, and make sure the seed isn't keyframed to change, then you will get a muzzle flash that holds for as long as you want.