Thanks for the suggestion Jim but I can’t get that to do what I’m after.
I have a stream of TPs and I want some of them to be attracted ( and finally stick) to a polygon helix that is surrounding the beam The remaining particles go on and stick to another polygon object which has a TPdeflector with bounce set to zero. I’m using c4d R13 and haven’t done very much in it for a number of years now so am very rusty with it.
XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast of the UK
I use X-Particles myself, so I was only making a suggestion as I have very limited knowledge of TP. I do know that TP Toolkit Pro from thinkparticle.com has an attractor, along with many other added tools. You might want to check that out.
Yes, X-Particles is expensive, so it is definitely hard to justify if you don’t use C4D much. It is a phenomenal plugin, as it does much more than just particles, but it is overkill for only occasional use. Hopefully you will be able to get TP to do what you want.
I would suggest contacting the folks at thinkparticle.com for answers. As you have purchased one of their products, and they are experts with thinking particles, I would hope that they would be able to help solve your issue.