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Particle flow: how to make particles spin while using Speed By Icon
show user profile  PaulJBis
Hi all:

I have an animation where a series of particles (instanced geometry) follow a path, using Speed By Icon, and with a Rotation operator set to "Speed Space Follow" to make them point in the right direction while flying.

To make the animation less monotonous, I want some of those particles to spin, twirl and deviate slightly from the path while moving. I can achieve the latter by using wind space warps and turbulence, but I don't know how to make them spin and turn on themselves. The obvious solution, the "Spin" operator, doesn't do what I want: it affects all the particles (I want only some of them to do so), and it just changes slightly their orientation. Basically, what I want the particles to do is something like this while they follow the path:
http://vimeo.com/46621026

Can somebody give me a hand?

Thanks.


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7/30/2012 5:55:54 PM (last edit: 7/30/2012 5:55:54 PM)
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