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raw-m
05-26-2014, 01:26 PM
I thought I'd try a little technique that uses Particles to generate a dashed line of a path of a paper aeroplane. It'll work well if I could just get the instanced boxes (that make up the dashed lines) to follow the direction of Spline Control path. I've tried both parenting the Emitter to the plane and also applying Spline Control directly to the Emitter. HPB all follow the spline, Emitter's Rotation is set to Align to Path but no joy.

Is this possible or do I need to look at another technique?

I know I could use Spline Instancing for the dash but I don't want the dashed lines to move along the path, just appear a die off after a set amount of frames.

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raw-m
05-26-2014, 01:43 PM
Brilliant, got it! I'd set Parent Motion to 0%, setting it to 1% got it to work.

It's a great technique, I would recommend it!

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Greenlaw
05-26-2014, 02:56 PM
Neat! Will want to keep this tip in mind for the future. Thanks for sharing it. :)