|The Hairy Teapot|
very simple tutorial is exceptional as it does not feature any scripting at all.
Someone asked on a chat forum about aligning objects to the surface of the emitter.
This tutorial is the result of answering the question, and it turned out to be cooler that expected.
|Natural Language - Setup|
Set the PF Source to display 10% of the particles in the viewport.
Particle Flow with Birth Operator generating 10000 particles on the first
Position Object operator to scatter particles across the surface of a mesh
emitter, in this case, a teapot
Use Speed By
Surface to accelerate the particles along the suface normals
that, use a Rotation operator to align the particles in the Speed Space so
they align to the speed vector which happens to be the same as the surface
Use Rotation of 90 degrees along Y to get the particles' Z axis aligned to the surface...
this, kill the speed using a Speed operator with value of 0 to keep the
particles on the surface
Next, use a
Shape Instance operator to get a Cone primitive with a Bend modifier on top
as the particle
Material Static to assign a material to the particles
Set the Display to Geometry
|Particle View Setup|
Click here to download the MAX Scene (55K, 3dsmax 5.1 with PFlow, 3dsmax 6 or higher)
|Copyright © 2004 by Borislav 'Bobo' Petrov.|