Facebook Twitter YouTube Frictional Games | Forum | Newsletter | Dev Blog | Dev Wiki | Support


Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rotating Particle Effects
Author Message
Rapture Offline
Posting Freak

Posts: 1,000
Joined: May 2011
Reputation: 28
Post: #1
Rotating Particle Effects

I can't rotate "ps_orb_room_portal_start.ps" but I can rotate other Particle Effects like "ps_water_stream.ps".

I went looking around in the Particle Editor, but I could not find anything to let me rotate the portal particle. Can anyone help?
05-03-2012 01:37 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Your Computer Offline
SCAN ME!

Posts: 3,475
Joined: Jul 2011
Reputation: 234
Post: #2
RE: Rotating Particle Effects

You talking about revolution or particle spinning? Revolution requires you mess around with the Start positions.

Tutorials: From Noob to Pro
05-03-2012 02:10 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Rapture Offline
Posting Freak

Posts: 1,000
Joined: May 2011
Reputation: 28
Post: #3
RE: Rotating Particle Effects

Revolution just makes the particles spin in a strange spherical pattern?

I just want to rotate the the particle so it can face any direction I wish it to. Right now it only faces in one direction, and using the Rotate or Scale tool do nothing in the Level Editor.
(This post was last modified: 05-03-2012 02:29 AM by Rapture.)
05-03-2012 02:29 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Your Computer Offline
SCAN ME!

Posts: 3,475
Joined: Jul 2011
Reputation: 234
Post: #4
RE: Rotating Particle Effects

Oh, you mean that kind of rotation. I hear if you create a particle system at an entity (or area), you can control the direction of the particle system since it assumes the axis of the entity. However, i have yet to verify this. If it doesn't work, then you'll have to manually edit the particle system each time you want it to face a different direction. Though, Movement -> General -> Coord System might have something to do with it too.

Tutorials: From Noob to Pro
(This post was last modified: 05-03-2012 03:03 AM by Your Computer.)
05-03-2012 03:01 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Rapture Offline
Posting Freak

Posts: 1,000
Joined: May 2011
Reputation: 28
Post: #5
RE: Rotating Particle Effects

Thank ye, blessed heart. You earned me pot 'o gold!
05-03-2012 03:27 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
JetlinerX Offline
Senior Member

Posts: 599
Joined: Jun 2011
Reputation: 19
Post: #6
RE: Rotating Particle Effects

It's like Billboards with me... I rotate them till I am blue in the face... and can never actually get them to rotate, they always face the same direction in the editor...

Lead Developer of "The Attic"
~Slade Mitchell

Chapter 3 (REL)

05-03-2012 02:46 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Rapture Offline
Posting Freak

Posts: 1,000
Joined: May 2011
Reputation: 28
Post: #7
RE: Rotating Particle Effects

Got to change their property to "Fixed Axis".
05-03-2012 03:22 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
SilentStriker Offline
Posting Freak

Posts: 950
Joined: Jul 2011
Reputation: 43
Post: #8
RE: Rotating Particle Effects

You can always mess with particles in the particle editor Smile

05-03-2012 03:57 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)