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  • TP polygon attractor

     Alan Lacey updated 5 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 9 Posts
  • Alan Lacey

    March 25, 2017 at 8:32 am

    I’m trying to get TP particles to be attracted to the surface of a torus. I know the torus needs to be polygons what TP node do I use to do this, there doesn’t seem to be an ‘attractor’ node?

    XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast of the UK

  • Jim Scott

    March 25, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    There is a TP Move On Surface setup in the Studio > Presets > Thinking Particles Presets > Setups folder of the Content Browser. Perhaps that will do what you want.

  • Alan Lacey

    March 25, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    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

  • Jim Scott

    March 25, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    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.

    https://www.thinkparticle.com/product/think-particle-tp-toolkit-pro-2/

  • Alan Lacey

    March 26, 2017 at 7:38 am

    That’s a great suggestion Jim many thanks. I did look at Xparticles but, unless you totally rave about? I don’t think the expense is justified as I’m not doing a great deal of work now using C4D.

    XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast of the UK

  • Jim Scott

    March 26, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    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.

  • Alan Lacey

    March 30, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Still working on this Jim. I now have TP toolkit which does indeed have a TP attractor but sadly no way of making the attractor a poly object:-(

    XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast of the UK

  • Jim Scott

    March 30, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    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.

    Good luck.

  • Alan Lacey

    March 31, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Sadly he doesn’t rsepond to his emails:-(

    A

    XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast of the UK

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