Particle refers to a graphics technique that uses a large number of very small sprites or other graphic objects to simulate certain kinds of "fuzzy" structures like fire, explosions, etc.

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Java Graphics performance issue when drawing transparent shapes

I've started working on a game engine for fun with no external libraries. I've started creating a simple particle system and I've come to some huge performance issues. I have the following frawing ...
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How to render multiple objects as a single object for fluid simulation?

I'm trying to do fluid simulation using particles in 2d game. I have larger particles, which interactive each other physically, those particles collide with environment (e.g wall,obstacles) to ...
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Touch drawing in the dirt

Which approach should I take for creating a game/app where the player, looking above the ground "canvas", would be able to "move" dirt (i.e. soil, or generally powder) around using fingers? I.e. ...
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Particle System Tracking

I have a particle system where instead of tracking the time each particle is alive, I just track the time of the oldest particle and the time of the youngest particle. Basically, the oldest particle ...
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Getting more particles in engine

I followed rbwhitakers tutorial on making a particle engine and I'm wondering how to get more particles on the screen. I was thinking that the "total" variable would do it but it doesnt. Is this ...
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How to create soft Icecream like particles with Liquidfun and Corona

Currently using the "elastic" flags for particle behavior, which looks decent when it is flowing downwards but when the icecream collects in cup it is too liquidy. Also this gives it a springy bounce ...
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Move Particle to touch position on android

I am attempting to make a Particle start moving to the position of my finger on the touch of the screen. I have been using this as the basis so far: public void update() { deltaX *= .9; ...
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Unable to draw single particle effect at two places

I am using Libgdx ParticleEffect to draw a fire particle effect . The issue I have is that when I try to render a ParticleEffect at two different locations within single game loop, only the last ...
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How to enable/ disable GameObject

I have child object with ParticleSystem component. I want to have particles disabled until I press button. I unchecked child object to make it disabled but when I press play it enables ...
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Infinite Jumper Snow Effect

I wish to achieve a snowing effect on my game. The game is made in LibGDX and im using ParticleEmitter. I created a snow effect in ParticleEditor which consists in a line which spawns snow flakes. The ...
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Blood particles system,join particles

Does anyone know how the particles behave in the following picture? Let me explain,before the particles join they seem to be just simple textures of blood drops with a black border around them ...
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Generating a particle effect on top of a GUIElement (Unity)

I am working in Unity on a 2D project which is using C#. I have a number of guitextures which are hearts in order to create a sort of life meter. I would like when the player loses a heart for the ...
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Particle Effects Start Glitching out

My particle effects have gone crazy look: In my game, bombs drop on castle and then explode For the first few second of my game the particle effects for the explosion works. The particle effects ...
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iOS Sprite Kit - Blend Mode Effect

This question builds upon the following question: How can I achieve a good fire effect with alpha blending and particles? I want to achieve the visual effect of using SKBlendModeAdd on a black layer, ...
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Prewarming in particle engines

How is prewarming in particle engines made? I have a particle engine and need to support this, which is a feature I have already seen in Unity. Is it done at compilation, like informations stored ...
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Can the Shuriken particle system create particles with random shapes and sizes?

I want to create differently sized (but small, relative to the characters) dust clouds for player movement that move away from the player and fade away by shrinking. This animated GIF from Samurai ...
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Particle friction with variable timestep in XNA

Alright, so I'm working on an engine of sorts in XNA (yes, it's deprecated, I know) and I'm implementing my own particle system. I've defined a "ParticleEffect" such that when it's supplied a GameTime ...
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Effect culling on uneven terrain

I'm trying to integrate a "ground particle" effect (like a fire-circle or similar) in Unity3d, however since i'm using uneven terrain as my terrain mesh, the effect gets culled behind terrain parts ...
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Drawing flaming letters in 3D with OpenGL ES 2.0

I am a bit confused about how to achieve this. What I want is to "draw with flames". I have achieved this with textures successfully, but now my concern is about doing this with particles to achieve ...
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How to implement soft edge areas with particles

My game is created using Phaser, but the question itself is engine-agnostic. In my game I have several environments, essentially polygonal areas that player characters can move into and be affected ...
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Cover Screen with Snowing Effect in Libgdx

Oddly enough I cant find clear instructions on this theme (I only found rain and the method is very particular) so I ask, how do I implement a whole-screen snow-falling effect? The methods i can ...
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Making particles accelerate toward a mouse point

I'm currently working on a particle simulation program that makes pixels move towards a mouse point continually accelerating, but i'm running into some math issues. Currently my particle will ...
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Use different values for Depth Test and Depth Write in OpenGL

Is there a way to use something similar to PolygonOffset to make a depth test more permissive (move fragment depth towards eye) but still write the original depth value to the depth buffer? The only ...
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Blending issue with framebuffer

I'm trying to get some particles to work properly - they should blend among themselves but not with the background color. For this I'm using additive blending, textures with premultipled alpha and set ...
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Particle system: BlendMode of particle's draw call

I noticed by reading some tutorial around the web, that when dealing with particle systems, you can both use these approces: Black background on the single particle and additive mode as blending ...
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DirectX particle system. ConstantBuffer

I'm new in DirectX and I'm making a 2D game. I want to use a particle system to simulate a 3D starfield, so each star has to set its own constant buffer for the vertexshader es. to set it's world ...
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Identify a selected prefab rather than all of them [closed]

I am trying to play a particle effect when an enemy is killed but it seems to play on a randomly selected one rather than the one that was hit. However the enemy that was hit still disappears and ...
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How can I implement beam effects like these?

I am interested in the techniques I could use to create the following effects: Can I accomplish this with a particle system or a series of texture quads, or what? You can see this effects in ...
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Best practice for handling “dead” objects and their particles

I'm developing a side-scrolling run'n'gun game (but with planes! :P). I'm an experienced coder, but new to game development. When an enemy plane collides with a friendly missile, I start an explosion ...
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Persist emitted particles in scene after particle system has ended/destroyed?

In Unity, is is possible to persist emitted particles in a scene after the system has ended or even possibly destroyed? I have a particle system attached to my player prefabs that does a rudimentary ...
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Why are my geometry-shader-generated billboards not showing up given the following code?

My program is a rain particle system. After processing a list of positions of rain particles, I passed them to the geometry shader for generating a billboard for each position. If I use a simple ...
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overlapping 3d particles not blending nicely when at the same z

I'm working on a 3d particle emitter. It's going pretty good but I'm still having a problem with triangle sorting. As you can see in the photos, there are some particles that are not blending ...
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Adding an angle variance to a 3d vector

I am converting a particle emitter from 2d to 3d. In the 2d system the original coder used a random angle variance and added it to the angle. So it would be something like: thisAngle = emitterAngle ...
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How can I render something like the swirling clouds of Jupiter?

The effect should be as similar as possible to this, though it does not need to be at planetary scale. I was thinking that it could be done offline via particles, perhaps by directing their motion ...
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Rendertarget and alphablending problem (Offscreen particle rendering)

Today, I have implemented soft particles by rendering them to a separate render target and blending that with the scene, which worked as expected with additive blended particles. In that case I render ...
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Recommend a way to draw thousands of particles (liquid) per frame in Unity3d

I'm writing a plugin for this library for Unity3d. I have it working and now I am looking for an efficient way to draw the particles. My 1st test just uses sprites and runs fine on my laptop but I ...
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Starting with shaders and particles

I'm working on a flow field with particle systems and starting to learn about shaders in three.js. Current state of my work is available here. As such amount of calculations is quite heavy for a big ...
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unable to launch LibGDX Particle Editor.jnlp

I am not able to launch LibGDX ParticleEditor.jnlp file on my system(win7 64 bit) with java7. when I execute this file with javaws.exe in jre7/bin folder, it displays splash screen of badlogic games ...
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Particle movement in three Dimensions

I have created a particle system which movement is controlled by a flow field over perlin noise - Available here. I would be very thankful for any ideas and tips how to control their movement on the ...
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Texture not visible on particles

This is the first time I am working with particles (GL_POINTS) I am using kinematic equations and controlling their movement in vertex shader. I am following an example given in OpenGL 4.0 Cookbook ...
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Particles placed in the middle of the screen (OpenGL ES 2 / Android)

It seems like each of my particles is placed at (0, 0, 0) even though I'm setting different positions for each of them (debugger also confirms this). It must be something really silly that I'm ...
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Powder physics, how to efficiently find out where other particles are [duplicate]

You might be familiar with games like powder toy or powder game or some variation of it. I'm working on a very basic and similar game with just sand and water to learn a bit how it on works. I use ...
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How can I set a system's emission rate using Particle Designer 2.0?

In cocos2d-iphone (2.1), CCParticleSystem has a property called emissionRate. Is there any way to set it using Particle Designer 2.0? I've tried all the various settings but there doesn't seem to be ...
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Particle system lifetimes in OpenGL ES 2

I don't know how to work with my particle's lifetimes. My design is simple: each particle has a position, a speed and a lifetime. At each frame, each particle should update its position like this: ...
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Generating and rendering not point-like particles on GPU

Specifically I'm talking about particles as seen (for example) in the UE4 dev video here. They're not just points and seem to have a nice shape to them that seems to follow their movement. Is it ...
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OpenGL ES 2 - Developing snowfall particle system

I've recently begun OpenGL ES 2 and I'm trying to implement a snowfall (on Android), but I'm not sure what's the best approach. I would like to develop it myself rather than use a library. It really ...
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How to create a magic orb like in Skyrim?

How would I go about creating magic orb that looks like from magic menu in Skyrim in Unity3D? Here is what I have in mind: Orb Image And a video of that effect from 0:09-0:13: Orb Video
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Translate velocity to mouse curos position

I have particles, with a velocity (x and y) per tick. I would like to to make my cursor a gravity force, so particles fly to the cursor's position. How can I apply gravity (that is towards my cursor ...
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ANDEngine : 3d rotation in Particle System

Im using ANDEngine and wants to create confetti particle system. But im unable to make flipping and rotation of confetti particle around z-axis Since andengine is 2d engine, it doesnot support that. ...
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Particles and gravity

I don't really know how to search for what I'm looking for which is why I think it'll be easier to ask on here. I'm creating a webpage and I had the idea of having random glowing particles floating ...