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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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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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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World Location issues with camera and particle

I have a bit of a strange question, I am adapting the existing code base including the tile engine as per the book: XNA 4.0 Game Development by example by Kurt Jaegers, particularly the aspect that I ...
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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 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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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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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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How can I create an extending chain like the hookshot in Zelda in Unity?

In the Zelda games, there is an item called the hookshot. It is a small mechanical apparatus held in one hand that acts similar to, but not the same as the gun. When it is triggered, the hook at the ...
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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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How can I achieve a good fire effect with alpha blending and particles?

Using the following setting for the OpenGL particle effect: SRC: GL_SRC_ALPHA DST: GL_ONE Creates an additive blend, which looks spectacular on a black background but terrible on brighter colours, ...
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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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Libgdx ParticleEffect world position

I want the particle effect to follow an object in the world, but since the particleEffect uses viewport positioning the desired effect is lost as soon as the camera starts following the object. the ...
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Particle trajectory smoothing: where to do the simulation?

I have a particle system in which I have particles that are moving to a target and the new targets are received via network. The list of new target are some noisy coordinates of a moving target stored ...
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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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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 do particle systems work?

I want to implement a particle system in my game, but I've never programmed a particle system and don't know where to start. I only want to display pixels (GL_POINTs) with different sizes in ...
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How should I design my particle system to make it easy to add new particle effect types?

Recently I started designing a particle system for a game I develop. But I have some issues with it. I mean, it works but I have a feeling that my design isn't good enough. So, basically I have a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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set TouchEvent to every particle in SpriteParticleSystem in andEngine livewallpaper

All I have working on andEngine Live wallpaper and I have use SpriteParticleSystem. I want to add touch event to every Sprite of SpriteParticleSystem and remove that sprite from scene. I have use ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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XNA: How to make particles face the camera but not alter the pitch

I'm using the particles sample from create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/sample/particle_3d which by default, has all the particles look straight at the camera. I'm trying to modify it so that the ...
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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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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 ...