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memareaste
01-11-2003, 01:45 AM
Max Version 4

I am trying to control particle positions with external data
and therefore need to set individual particle positions and
velocities. However, in Maxscript I have only found ways to
get information from individual particles. Is there a way to
address and set individual particle properties in Maxscript.
I found the Help from the program inconclusive and couldn't get
anything to work. Of course, I know that it can be done at
the C++ level in the SDK, but I would like to do so on the
script level if that is possible.

Thanks for any hint.

Tim_Cutho
02-11-2003, 02:07 AM
Do you need them to be particles? If you're already using scripting to detemine the motion of objects, would it be possible to instead just use instanced objects?

memareaste
03-11-2003, 05:33 PM
Thanks, I have thought about this. Yes, for many applications I could use instanced objects, however, for example, to use Afterburn, I need particle systems.
I am working on gaseous objects. Any further ideas?

Thanks.

FutureMan
03-11-2003, 10:01 PM
I think you could use Afterburn's Sticky Particles to get the particles to stick to the maxscripted geometry. Then just hide the geometry and render.

Also you could setup a particle system with the geometry as the emitter but give them no speed and only emit one particle.