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19th Oct 2009, 04:19 PM
can i get mesh particles to take lighting? or is it just unlit? are there any tutes out there? Im making a lift shaft with broken machinery raining down, is a mesh particle emitter the best way???
tnx in advance
20th Oct 2009, 08:52 PM
While I am new at learning emitters, I would presume that they can't be lit (or at least shouldn't be lit). That would take a lot of calculations by the engine, which would slow the game down.
In my tutorial list (see signature), there is a few links that cover emitters. Also, there are some more on the Collector's Edition video tutorials as well.
Another presumption, but I think the mesh emitter might be the best and easiest way to do that. I guess you could do it with interpactors and Matinee, but you would have to set up the movement track for each one.
21st Oct 2009, 09:19 AM
You could also use KActors. But might be buggy with online replication and might also hit performance without hardware phx acceleration.
22nd Oct 2009, 03:01 AM
1 Mesh emiters can be lit
2 Particles with masked materials can take lighting too.
3 You can make fake lighting for mesh emitors.
25th Oct 2009, 09:49 AM
Ok Flint, how do you light mesh emitters? At the moment I'm faking it with a material..
26th Oct 2009, 05:03 AM
1 Made material
2 import mesh
3 made particle with mesh
26th Oct 2009, 05:15 AM
ok cool, thanks Flint! (I must be suffering from brain damage...) ill give it a whirl....
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