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sonosublime 4月1日下午8:56
Continuous particle effects
Hi all,

Does anyone know how to make a particle 'reset' and go off again? eg. if I have someone being shot repeatedly in the same place and would like to have blood effects continually appear. Or when I have someone firing an automatic weapon and would like the muzzle flash to go off continually.

Is there a way to do this without having to create multiple particle animation sets?
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Pte Jack is away for a MONTH++ 4月1日下午10:34 
Not that I am aware of, besides, not every gun shot is going to occur at the exact same instance if they were grouped...
TheFrozenMonkeyKing 4月1日下午11:38 
I often use the blood_trail for blood that just keeps on coming. And for the muzzle I often resize the minigun_constant_core
sonosublime 4月2日上午4:24 
I've tried out the blood_trail (droplets) particles, but is there a way to extend it? I've tried increasing the emission and lifetime, but the effect still only lasts for ~2 secs.

Also, what is the difference between normal and 'dx80' particle files?
Christoffer395 4月2日上午6:03 
Normal particles are, as the name implies, normal. Dx80 on the other hand are used by low-end computers, uses cheaper/fewer effects.
sonosublime 4月3日上午4:42 
Thanks for the reply.

Do you know is there is a way to extend the particle effect? Increasing emission and lifetime does not seem to do anything. Is blood_trail not a continuous effect?
TheFrozenMonkeyKing 4月3日上午5:08 
I don't think that is possible.
Christoffer395 4月3日上午7:37 
Inside the particle editor under "Emitter" there should be a thing called "emit_continously". Go to emission_duration and change it to 0 so it will loop.
sonosublime 4月3日下午7:24 
Where exactly do I do this? In the particle editor tool? Should I create a separate copy of the particle before I start messing around with it?
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Christoffer395 4月4日上午12:24 
Right click on your particle and select "Instance Particle System", this will allow you to edit the particle. Now right click on your particle again and select "Show in Element Viewer > Particle System".

Under "particleSystemDefinition" click on the [...] button and follow the instructions of my previous comment.
sonosublime 4月6日上午3:23 
Sweet, that's awesome! Thanks for telling me how to do that. Is it possible to change all particle systems so that they emit continuously like this? And are there any downsides to changing a particle's emission_duration to 0?
Christoffer395 4月6日上午7:32 
引用自 sonosublime
Sweet, that's awesome! Thanks for telling me how to do that. Is it possible to change all particle systems so that they emit continuously like this? And are there any downsides to changing a particle's emission_duration to 0?
You can't change all particle's emission duration at once, you'll have to do it one at a time. There is no downside of changing their emission duration to 0, haven't encountered any issues.
sonosublime 4月15日下午7:03 
Sorry to revive this old topic, but could someone please tell me how to make impact particles emit continuously (i.e. when someone is hitting the wall with an automatic weapon).

I would like to make the impact_concrete particles go off continuously, but in the particle editor, there is no 'emit_continuously' under 'Emitter'. There is only 'emit_instantaneously'.
sonosublime 4月18日下午7:11 
Bumping
Pte Jack is away for a MONTH++ 4月19日上午2:28 
Go into the particle, find the Lifetime random initiator. change lifetime_max to .002 and lifetime_min to .002... See if that does something for you. you may also have to set the setting for the random initiator for the 2 child particles as well. Same fields, .0002 and .0002.
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sonosublime 4月21日下午8:53 
Thanks for the response. In the particle editor tool, I created a duplicate of 'impact_concrete' (in the TF2 'impact_fx' particles folder) and tried decreasing the lifetime_max/min values. The smoke bursts appear to happen more frequently, but still nowhere what I need to simulate automatic gunfire striking a wall.
最后由 sonosublime 编辑于; 4月21日下午9:16
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