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    Particles and other geometry

    Hi all, I was toying around with this tutorial(http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorial...d_time_freeze/) and although they use Max, I was able to achieve the same thing in LW using a slightly different method.

    My question is can you create a particle system, but reference and object or objects geometry as the particle itself? (as he does on the tutorial @ 14.40)

    I'm using LW 9.6 on a Mac Pro.

    Thanks in advance.

    p.s. BTW does anyone recommend a super sick crash course book for LW? or DVD training? or any sort of training?

    Thanks.

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    Download DPInstance from here:

    http://dpont.pagesperso-orange.fr/main_en.htm

    With this plugin you can instance items to particles.
    Just select your particle item, and add the DPInstance plugin to it in the Object Properties>Custom Object plugin panel. Then open it's panel and select the items you want to instance. Then press ctrl-f6 to bring up the Volumetric panel and add the DPInstance volumetric plugin. Hit render and voila.
    Push the software, don't let it push YOU!
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    excellent! tnx Dodgy, BTW I was able to follow the above tutorial, with your break apart plugin, a kick *** plugin, thanks for everything.

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    Essential Lw9 is a very good book. it sounds old but it works

    Vector

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    Just ordered it ... Tnx Vector

 

 

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