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#1 Posted : Thursday, June 25, 2015 11:26:25 PM(UTC)
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I need some help and tips for making new particle effects like lightning and explosion.I don't know what tools that i needed i have adobe after effects but im not quite sure if this the right stuff.

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#2 Posted : Friday, June 26, 2015 11:11:10 AM(UTC)
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You'll have to check under ParticleSystem.ini for examples.

But here's the gist of what coding in it looks(I don't take credit for this, I took this someplace else that I don't remember):



And Well, the only thing you'd use the image editors for if you want custom textures for your particles. And you'd have to make sure to export them to either .tga or .dds
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#3 Posted : Sunday, June 28, 2015 2:20:48 AM(UTC)
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now so i see is not a piece of cake its hard coding

i don't know what means in every line of this code i don't know how to play with it.

ParticleSystem NukeMushroomExplosion
Priority = CRITICAL
IsOneShot = No
Shader = ADDITIVE
Type = PARTICLE
ParticleName = EXexplo03.tga
AngleX = 0.00 0.00
AngleY = 0.00 0.00
AngleZ = -0.10 0.10
AngularRateX = 0.00 0.00
AngularRateY = 0.00 0.00
AngularRateZ = -0.02 0.02
AngularDamping = 1.00 1.00
VelocityDamping = 0.90 0.90
Gravity = 0.00
Lifetime = 300.00 300.00
SystemLifetime = 100
Size = 1.00 2.00
StartSizeRate = 0.00 0.00
SizeRate = 30.00 30.00
SizeRateDamping = 0.60 0.60
Alpha1 = 0.00 0.00 0
Alpha2 = 0.50 0.50 5
Alpha3 = 1.00 1.00 150
Alpha4 = 0.00 0.00 200
Alpha5 = 0.00 0.00 0
Alpha6 = 0.00 0.00 0
Alpha7 = 0.00 0.00 0
Alpha8 = 0.00 0.00 0
Color1 = R:215 G:255 B:215 0
Color2 = R:0 G:0 B:0 300
Color3 = R:0 G:0 B:0 0
Color4 = R:0 G:0 B:0 0
Color5 = R:0 G:0 B:0 0
Color6 = R:0 G:0 B:0 0
Color7 = R:0 G:0 B:0 0
Color8 = R:0 G:0 B:0 0
ColorScale = 0.00 0.00
BurstDelay = 20.00 20.00
BurstCount = 25.00 25.00
InitialDelay = 0.00 0.00
DriftVelocity = X:0.00 Y:0.00 Z:0.40
VelocityType = HEMISPHERICAL
VelHemispherical = 3.00 3.00
VolumeType = SPHERE
VolSphereRadius = 10.00
IsHollow = Yes
IsGroundAligned = No
IsEmitAboveGroundOnly = No
IsParticleUpTowardsEmitter = No
WindMotion = Unused
WindAngleChangeMin = 0.149924
WindAngleChangeMax = 0.449946
WindPingPongStartAngleMin = 0.000000
WindPingPongStartAngleMax = 0.785398
WindPingPongEndAngleMin = 5.497787
WindPingPongEndAngleMax = 6.283185
End
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#4 Posted : Sunday, June 28, 2015 3:45:33 AM(UTC)
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"It's precision_bomber."

Death Label HAS BEEN RELEASED(go get v0.99):
http://www.moddb.com/mod...oads/death-label-ver-099

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#5 Posted : Monday, July 6, 2015 7:18:08 AM(UTC)
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Here, a indepth tutorial made by one of the best particles of Zero Hour (I consider him the best one), Chappi/Failure.

Particle Tutorial
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#6 Posted : Monday, July 20, 2015 1:46:22 AM(UTC)
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oh... is there any application that can be generate the ini code while controlling the animation and can be seen in realtime using in some sort of program?
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#7 Posted : Monday, July 20, 2015 7:22:57 PM(UTC)
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I don't know if there's such a program...
If you really want to learn particle effects coding, you would have to ask precision_bomber to teach you, if he is still here.
I haven't moded since April, I remember everything else, almost. But there's a topic by precision that taught me everything I need to know. I will try to find it ;)
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, July 21, 2015 5:39:39 AM(UTC)
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Okay sir i wait for it.Hope some program can make simplier for making particle fx..
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#9 Posted : Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:00:03 AM(UTC)
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Lol I literally posted a tutorial that explains everything about every line of particles, but I guess poeple are just too lazy for it... As for the program, I read that there is one, but only works for Generals.
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:43:42 AM(UTC)
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(precision_bomber-senpai is still here. dun worry)
(Also guys above me is referring to GenTool?)

But Chappi/Failure's tut and mh_particle(?) explains things better.

Its actually nice just to see how changing up numbers/textures used in the present code.
Experiment by just tweaking things.
It how I generated my effects. Don't be afraid that the effect is ugly-- you can fix that your liking.

The only way I know is actually have it draw in-game.

Important(in case you didn't know):
Okay, so if you have your ParticleSystems, you're gonna ask how are you gonna make them draw in-game?
Various ways:
1. Attach it to a model.

2. As a MissileExhaust in your weapon code. If it is an Exhaust Effect.
3. On your FXLists. Once more, you can look examples in the existing code.

4. Other means that require a ParticleSystem entry. Refer to INI Object Behaviors Documentation.
http://www.cnclabs.com/f...List-of-INI-modules.aspx

Edited by user Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:47:19 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

"It's precision_bomber."

Death Label HAS BEEN RELEASED(go get v0.99):
http://www.moddb.com/mod...oads/death-label-ver-099

Next Episode:
precision_bomber's Zero Hour SCIENCE!
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<3
The lilacs where the robin built,
And where my brother set
The laburnum on his birthday,
The tree is living yet!

"I rarely have many failures. If I'm baking a cake and it fails, it becomes pudding."

"Sometimes I sit and wonder, "why am I not in a mental asylum?" Then I take a good look at everyone around me and realize, maybe I am."

A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.
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