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pekka varis
02-02-2018, 12:58 AM
Can I have many particle emitter, like spinning balls, that all share a same particle emitter settings. Is this "group" emitter? How can I make this?
I do not have time to adjust every ball individual particle emitter settings on by one..

Yours,
Pekka

prometheus
02-02-2018, 11:18 AM
what lightwave version?
in 2018 that is very easy, by copy one emitters pfx settings, right click copy, then select all other emitters in scene editior...then in properties for one emitter..just right click and paste, all seleced emitters will adapt the newly pasted settings.

Itīs not group emitter.

jwiede
02-02-2018, 04:03 PM
what lightwave version?
in 2018 that is very easy, by copy one emitters pfx settings, right click copy, then select all other emitters in scene editior...then in properties for one emitter..just right click and paste, all seleced emitters will adapt the newly pasted settings.

Itīs not group emitter.

That said, it still seems like a good argument for some kind of grouping/referencing mechanism, as multi-selection (esp. if spread across multiple objects/nulls/etc) is still rather manual/error-prone, esp. without global searching/filtering.

Usual LW object-centric bulk-edit issues, multi-select helps but there's further "low-hanging" improvements there which could help a lot more. Ubiquitous search/filter on such lists would help some (and worthwhile in any case), but a more global way of linking settings across objects would offer substantially more efficient UX/workflow.

prometheus
02-03-2018, 05:31 AM
That said, it still seems like a good argument for some kind of grouping/referencing mechanism, as multi-selection (esp. if spread across multiple objects/nulls/etc) is still rather manual/error-prone, esp. without global searching/filtering.

Usual LW object-centric bulk-edit issues, multi-select helps but there's further "low-hanging" improvements there which could help a lot more. Ubiquitous search/filter on such lists would help some (and worthwhile in any case), but a more global way of linking settings across objects would offer substantially more efficient UX/workflow.

absolutely.