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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Static smoothed particle hydrodynamics

I'd like to create a browsable universe based on simulation data, pretty much replicating what is shown here. Right now I'm investigating doing this all in Unity using the default particle system, ...
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How to add & copy particlesystem attached to an existing gameobject uisng c# script in unity?

I've a game object "FireBall" there is a particlesystem attached to it . I want to add the same particlesystem to other gameobject "Avatar" . Initially there is no particlesystem attached to ...
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How can I make particles glow and cast light on its surroundings?

Im currently attempting to make a firefly effect on a dark forest. The level has very low light and the player is one of the few light sources. To let the player see the level better, I am attempting ...
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Particles to Denote Movement in Space

I'm currently working on a WebGL project to realise an idea I've had for some years. On my desk is book on making a space sim written 15 years ago. There I found some algorithm for particles in ...
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Maya users; how can I create my own particle emitter in Maya?

(Originally posted in the Programmers Stack Exchange, but was told to ask here instead. Whoops.) Before you answer this with "well, use the built-in particle emitter", read further. For one of my ...
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Is it possible to emit particles from a part of a mesh?

In Unity it's possible to emit particles from a Mesh using the legacy particle system. However: Is it possible to emit particles from only a part of a mesh, for instance to emit particles only from ...
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Unity Additive particle effect blends with background

I created a fire particle effect with the Particles/Additive (Soft) shader in Unity 5.2.2, and it looks fine against a dark background, like the editor background: However, when I move it in front ...
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In Unity, why does my Hose particle system only show up in the scene preview?

I added particle system package from assets, selected hose particle system and put it in the scene. When I select 'Water Shower', it works in the scene preview, but on play, it just appears and ...
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Firing particle systems on prefab objects

In my game, I Instaniate several of the same prefabs for a group of player controlled characters. The prefab contains child objects with particle systems attached. For example one of the particle ...
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How to rotate libGDX particle to face the direction of movement

I'm creating spark particle effect so I created simple horizontal spark texture. Here is what I currently have If I change rotation property, I get this But i want to rotate particle to face ...
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Libgdx particle editor absorb effect

I am trying to achieve a certain kind of absorb effect within libgdx via the particle editor. To be more descriptive: I want particles to spawn in a circle and then move towards the center point of ...
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Why does my code only work when there is a debug statement? (Unity)

I have a script that controls how the particles in a particle emitter should look. (XNA example here) Yet it doesn't seem to update correctly. With an orb that should have 50 particles only a few ...
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Guidelines to create textures for materials in Unity3d

I'm facing a problem with realizing particle systems. Following many tutorials including the recent live session everything end up assigning materials to particle to get custom shape ones. What I'm ...
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How Many Particles at a Time? [closed]

How many particles should a particle system be able to process in a single step/game loop? I designed a system and it can run up to 5000 particles with my 2GB RAM PC (I only run the particle system ...
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How can I implement a short-cut grass effect?

I've been looking at some screenshots from games like Rocket League and FIFA: and I started wondering one would achieve the short-cut grass effect. Is it a shader? Is it actual geometry? Or ...
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LibGDX's particle emitter - Multiple particles in the same effect?

Hello everyone reading this, I've used the particle editor to edit an effect to put in my game. Is it possible to have multiple and randomly emitted images (particles) instead of one? I don't want ...
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Damping in Unity Shuriken Particle System

Is there no damping functionality in Unity Shuriken Particle? "Velocity Over Lifetime" is different from damping. I try to find it on particle system, but can't. Or is there any other way to apply ...
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How to i create a Particle system in unity5? [closed]

how to i create Particle system in unity 5 like a fire, smoke and other types of particles by using unity 5.
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Problem loading particle effect

I am trying to load a particle effect, but I get an error when libGDX tries to load the image file for the particles. Couldn't load file: - Image Path - The particle effect file itself loads fine. ...
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Particles starting around specific shape?

I'm trying to solve a difficult UI issue with my iOS/Cocos2d game - I need a visual way of highlighting when a user has made a unique connection of the game pieces (think: a user a forms a triangle ...
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LibGDX particle emitter rotation

I have a libGDX game, in which I'd like to make some ice breath like effect using particles. So far we made a cone like effect. I can obtain and render it on the screen with this. ...
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libGDX's 2D particle editor launching incorrectly

What's going on? Here's my process: I first right-click the referenced library for gdx-tools.jar in Eclipse: I then search for the particle-editor class: It opens successfully, but half of the ...
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Creating a 3D mushroom cloud [closed]

Hi I am trying to create a mushroom cloud animation for my strategy game. Something like this. I have been looking at info for creating explosions in general, and the way to go seems to be using 2D ...
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Use spritesheet frames as particles?

I want to use frames from a spritesheet as particles for my emitter. I load my spritesheet with : game.load.spritesheet('particles_sheet', 'http://stuff.lck.io/luckyslot/sprite_sheet.png', 50, 50, ...
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PointSprite in DirectX9

I was trying to implement a particle system using PointSprites. Draw calls return D3D_OK but I don't see any particle on the screen. I'm not using Vertex Buffer for the particles, but I use two ...
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Point sprites in particle system?

I don't understand this passage from Real-Time 3D Rendering with DirectX and HLSL by Paul Varcholik: In the geometry shader, you can create quads around those central points, to which you can map ...
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Slick2D re-starting particle system/emitter

I am trying to use a particle system/emitter in Slick2D to produce a thrust jet from a space ship. I can get the emitter running continuously without any problem, however I can't get it to run for a ...
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How can I render a JBox2D ParticleGroup?

I want to render a ParticleGroup from JBox2d using OpenGL. I've managed to define a particle group area, but I'm unsure how to draw the individual particles. Here's how I create the ParticleGroup: ...
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How to create particle system by script

I have created a gameObject called "Sphere". After 5 secs the gameobject starts rotating. Along with the rotation I need to emit partical from the object. How can I do this?
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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 ...