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  • Shoot an object out of an emitter and have it stick to another object

     Peter Bentley updated 1 week, 2 days ago 1 Member · 2 Posts
  • Peter Bentley

    May 3, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    I want to create a scene that has many thousands of simple objects (probably small spheres or cubes) stuck to other invisible objects. I’ve spent the last few hours googling and I think the solution to my problem might lie in thinking particles, but I can’t figure out how to do what I’m trying to do. More specifically, I think I want to:<div>

    • Create an emitter that shoots particles out in a straight line while rotating around its own axis. I can do this right now with pStorm and a null object connected through xpresso.
    • Have the particles that get shot out actually stick (with zero vibration) to the object that each one of them collides with in exactly the same place where they collide.
    • Attach some small geometry (a plane, cube, or sphere) to the stuck particle.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction and/or give me specific ideas of what to try? Thanks in advance.


  • Peter Bentley

    May 4, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    I figured it out. Here are the steps I was missing (sharing for posterity):

    1. Create a P Pass node in xpresso
    2. Create a PDeflector node in xpresso
    3. Hook them up
    4. Make a cube
    5. Make it editable
    6. Drag it onto the PDeflector node in xpresso
    7. On the deflector node, set bounce to zero
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