View Full Version : Smoke trails

02-19-2007, 02:42 PM

I am new to the forum and need help solving what I thought would be a simple problem. I need to send a light travelling over an arc, and as it travels it must leave a trail that must remain, and not fade. I have tried adding a particle emitter which I have set to follow the light, which in turn is controlled by a motion path. Problem is the emitter follows the path, but the particles don't. I have been fiddling with all the settings, but still no joy. My deadline alos tight, so I am running out of time for experimenting. Are there any plugins that will simulate a dust trail without all this trouble?



02-19-2007, 05:54 PM
Set the speed of the emitter to 0 and reduce the weight close to 0 as well... that should help. If that doesn't help, could you post a shot of what you are getting as a result?


02-20-2007, 05:29 PM
Set the particles' Parent Motion to 0%, then they will come out of the emitter and sit there - assuming you have no motion added in the other particle settings.