Monday, August 17, 2009

Just a tiny teaser

First non-hair particles have been edited in particle mode. It's all still buggy as hell, but I've got a feeling it's going to be quite nice :)


  1. :) Nice!

    Does this mean we'll be able to edit particles like hair (comb, puff, etc.)?

  2. I always look forward to reading your blog jahka, the stuff you work on is really exciting and I always make sure to download and have a play with your work.

    I'm really looking forward to where Boids 2 are going.

  3. Kernon Dillon:
    Yes, that's exactly what this means :) Some hair tools probably can't be used with normal particles but mostly everything should work like with hair particles.

    Thank you!

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  5. (sorry, problem with my first post)

    So animated particles will, after editing, move along the newly combed/puffed/smoothed paths? This is freakin amazing!

    Been planning a donation toward Blender dev ... I think it'll be here. Thanks for your hard work on these tools, jahka!

  6. I don't understand completely what this means. Hair particles are not still editable? at least I think so. What is the change.

    Thank you in advance for explanations to a nerd ;-)

  7. Ok, non hair particles. I think it understood, sorry :)

  8. Nice!

    Would it be possible for the particle mode edits to become non-destructive? Biggest problem currently is that as soon as you want to change the parameters, you have to free your edits and start over from scratch.

  9. Yeah !!!!! Particles editing is back! After 2 years !!!

    Thanks a lot Jahka !!!! That's a really great feature. Very usefull for some special effects i work on.

  10. Eric:
    Yes, and you will also be able to move the cached points exactly, like the vertices of a mesh in edit mode.

    I'm not exactly sure what you mean. In theory something like that might be possible in simple cases, but what kind of functionality are you after? Give me an example of what you'd like to be possible and how that would be generally usefull.

    Yes, finally :) I know you've been waiting for this for quite some time.

  11. jahka: "you will also be able to move the cached points exactly, like the vertices of a mesh"

    Wow, awesome ... will this apply also to hair particles?

  12. Eric:
    Yes it works for hair also, but that's been a feature of particle mode from the start :) You can select "path, point, or tip" editing in particle mode from the same buttons as "vert, edge, face" editing in mesh edit mode. And yes I know we need better icons for these so they're not so hidden!

  13. thank you thank you!

    another feature I will enjoy making use of in 2.5!

    will we be able to apply modifiers to the particles? It would be useful to be able to animate some modifier values over time to edited particles.

  14. jahka:"that's been a feature of particle mode from the start"

    I'm not surprised ... that it was there all along, and 'hidden'. :\

    I hadn't worked much with particle hair until recently, but this goes to show how great your previous work was - and this version is surpassing it well beyond my expectations.

    Thanks again!

  15. :) Thank you for the update Jahka! Anything in svn yet?

  16. shapeismotion:
    I don't really know what you mean with modifiers, but the child options (kink & rough etc.) are some kind of modifiers I guess. There's currently no plans for updating them, but if you have good ideas I'm open to suggestions :)

    Nothing yet in svn, working on the code on all my free time though, so I hope to commit some results soonish.

  17. Will there be a way to turn particle objects into regular objects? Ex. Suzanne filled with a volume grid of cubes. The cubes then use bullet physics.

    Love all the lastest improvements.. Way to go Jahka