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want to create smoke which forms a shape
show user profile  Robroy
Hey all,

I want to create smoke from a candle, which then rises up and forms a heart shape. Found lots of smoke tutorials, but im not quite sure how to do the 'heart shape part'...

Any advice or hints would be great!

Cheers, Rob
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3/2/2010 12:50:53 AM (last edit: 3/2/2010 12:50:53 AM)
show user profile  parkerfamily
hit f1 and search the "get target" operator in pflow.
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3/2/2010 12:53:28 AM (last edit: 3/2/2010 12:53:28 AM)
show user profile  parkerfamily
basically what you want no? it was actually a little harder than i made it sound... make a new event with a speed operator, speed at 0 to stop the particles in the shape of the heart. afterwards i turned to forces back on in a fourth event to have the heart drift apart.

edit: embedded vid sucks... direct link¤t=hearttest.flv

to be honest, you had a pretty awesome idea there. if you need more help just ask, the files saved so i can grab settings for the operators if you need them...

so.... any luck?
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3/2/2010 5:44:52 AM (last edit: 3/2/2010 5:58:25 AM)
show user profile  Robroy
thanks thats awesome...its essentially what im trying to achieve. I will play around with the settings a bit and see what the result is.

thanks again :)
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3/2/2010 11:52:48 AM (last edit: 3/2/2010 11:52:48 AM)
show user profile  parkerfamily
oh make sure you mess around with the age tests to fit how far away your heart is, how long you want it to last, and your framerate. you can also toy with the forces or add multiple winds with varying frequency and range etc to get it to travel in a more smokelike path.
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3/2/2010 4:40:49 PM (last edit: 3/2/2010 4:41:38 PM)
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