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exit6
04-08-2005, 01:02 PM
I have a client who wants a particle emitter to shoot out 5 pointed stars. I know it's lame, but what can you do. I can't figure out how to replace the particles with low poly objects. Anyone out they have to do this kind of thing before?

Mr_Bester
04-08-2005, 01:52 PM
I'm pretty sure it's FXLinker. Check your LW8 third party disc. Larry Shultz (Splinegod) has a tut for making a Coruscant style shipping lanes. That can be easily transfered to this.
Dug

DaveW
04-08-2005, 03:34 PM
You could also emit HV sprites with alpha-channeld stars mapped to them, it would be easier than dealing with a billion cloned objects imo. Unless the stars need to have thickness of course, in which case FXLinker is the way to go.

Matt
04-08-2005, 04:08 PM
Mr_Bester is correct, FX_Linker substitutes particles for objects

exit6
04-08-2005, 06:01 PM
FX Linker it is. I may be able to get away with the sprite solution too. Thanks --