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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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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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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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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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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ParticleEffectPool.obtain() not resetting particles

I want to use ParticleEffectPools in libGDX but I'm running into an odd issue where the effects don't seem to be reset when obtained by the pool. The code below looks for an existing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to create a Raining Effect(Particles) on Android?

I am developing a 2d android strategy game, it runs on SurfaceView, so I can't(or can I?) use LibGdx's particle system. And I would like to make a raining effect, I am aiming for something like this( ...
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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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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 ...
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How are done “snake” particles?

I thought that particles were basically GPU-powered sprites. After looking at the following demo, I'm not totally sure of that anymore : http://vimeo.com/18715688 How are done those snake-like ...
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Why Index Particles?

This is a general question, but as a specific example, I'll use the XNA Particles3D sample (http://xbox.create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/sample/particle_3d). What is the point of the index ...
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Pygame Particle Emitter Problems

so I've been trying to create a basic particle system in pygame which I can later expand upon but I've run into a spot of bother creating the particle emitter. Obviously what's supposed to happen is ...
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Xna Particle Explosion like Geometry Wars

I am making a game, in similar graphics display as Geometry Wars. In Geometry Wars (noticeable in the title, as well as when you blow up an enemy), there are these colorful explosions that emit, then ...
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Improving performance of a particle system (OpenGL ES)

I'm in the process of implementing a simple particle system for a 2D mobile game (using OpenGL ES 2.0). It's working, but it's pretty slow. I start getting frame rate battering after about 400 ...
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CCParticleSystemQuad works as intended every second time

I'm using CCParticleSystemQuad for particles, loading it from plist: flourEmitter = [CCParticleSystemQuad particleWithFile:@"FlourParticles.plist"]; But it works not every time. Every second or ...
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How do you add rotation to particles?

Today I was working on a particle system and I can't figure out how to give the particle billboards a rotation (so to have them spinning clockwise or counter-clockwise while facing the player). I ...
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2D Particle Physics [closed]

I am wanting to write small Particle and ParticleEmitter Classes for a HTML5 Canvas Game (Though, just discussing it in pseudo code is fine) I am not great, at all, at Physics, and I don't want to ...
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How to define areas filled with water?

I would like to enhance my little game engine with nice looking water simulation. To start working on that I need to find a proper way to represent water in the game. Unfortunately I don't know much ...
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How do I create a “flying through space” effect?

On the Final Destination stage in Super Smash Bros Brawl (and SSB Melee) the players fight on a platform seemingly moving through space: I see particle effects, but I don't understand how they made ...
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Playing different particle effects in Unity on the same ParticleSystem

The question really sums it up: What is the best way to use one particle system for playing different particle effects? The scenario: GameObject is picked up and it starts playing a simple indicator ...
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Fast method of detecting whether point is inside mesh

I'm trying to construct a 3d object from a large number of particles. I think this is called BVH (Bounding volume hierarchy). I figured the best way is to draw the particles inside the mesh, then let ...
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Alternatives to multiple sprite batches for achieving 2D particle system depth

In my 2D XNA game, I render all my sprites with a single sprite batch using SpriteSortMode.BackToFront and BlendState.AlphaBlend. I'm adding a particle system based on the App Hub particles sample. ...
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How do I properly use particle simulation in Unity?

So I'm using Unity's simulate function to pre-render particles. It seems that simulate is not quite working as to what I expect. It's most likely a setting that I missed. But I just really cannot find ...
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GPU particle system using vertex texture fetch in Direct3D9

I've been reading up on particle systems amongst other stuff and one interesting approach uses rendertargets to store a particle's position, velocity, lifetime, etc. A pretty neat summary is given ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 - How to batch draw particles that have unique translations, rotations, scales, and alphas?

I've combined all of my vertex data for many particles into a single array. How would I batch draw all of those particles in a manner that preserves their unique translations? Any code examples ...
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Libgdx Particle Editor: Blank UI elements

How can I get Libgdx Particle Editor to run properly on my 32-bit Windows 7 machine? When I run it, the UI elements are blank like this:
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Sound activated particlesystem

I am trying to make a particle system that is activated by sound. Like emitting on the beat resizing on the beat and such things. I found some nice tutorials on how to make things like ...
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How do I create an actor class in UDK that will spawn a specific particle system?

I'm trying to write a new class that I can drag from actor classes window into the scene and it will spawn a specific particle effect. Its going to be a 'prop' that later will also contain a static ...
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Which of these two particle generator lifetime management techniques is better?

What would be better: An explosion class which gets created when needed, does it's stuff, then is deleted. (one instance per explosion) An explosion class which persists through the whole game, and ...
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DirectX11, how to properly update a staging buffer with a structured buffer's count using CopyStructureCount

Alright, I'm not quite sure what is going on with my code at the moment. I'm currently getting around to defining behavior for my particle system, and to better do this I need to know how many ...
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Particle systems on multiplayer games

I'm working on a 2D javascript/Three.js multiplayer game, using web sockets and an authoritative server currently written in Python. The combat mechanic will be similar to Geometry Wars however i'm ...
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Black Screen: How to set Projection/View Matrix [closed]

I have a Windows Phone 8 C#/XAML with DirectX component project. I'm rendering some particles, but each particle is a rectangle versus a square (as I've set the vertices to be positions equally offset ...
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Rotate a particle system

Languages / Libraries in use: C++, OpenGL, GLUT Okay, here's the deal. I've got a particle system which shoots out alpha blended textures to produce a flame. The system only keeps track of very ...
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Which should be faster: 10 flat shaded polygons or 2 with a transparent texture

I have particle system, and I want to the individual particles to take the shape of a star. Which should be faster: Drawing the 10 polygons using a flat shader, or 2 polygons (a square) with a ...
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How to implement explosion in OpenGL with a particle effect?

I'm relatively new to OpenGL and I'm clueless how to implement explosion. So could anyone give me some ideas how to start? Suppose the explosion occurs at location $(x, y, z)$, then I'm thinking of ...
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How to use particle editor for libgdx?

In the libgdx wiki, this particle editor is recommended. And this blog was helpful. But the problem is that I am not sure yet how to use it for my game. Let's say I want to have a fire-effect in my ...
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Unity Particle System collision detection problem

I'm using Unity 3.5.5f3 wich has the Shuriken particle system. I've made a blood particle system based on Unity's demos. (Exploding paint [Blood]) The blood is flowing and when it collides with a ...
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UDK ParticleSystem Problem

I use below code to create my particles ( in fact, I don't know any other way.) spawnedParticleComponents = WorldInfo.MyEmitterPool.SpawnEmitter(ParticleSystem'ParticleName', Location, Rotator ); ...