The UDeflector is a
universal deflector that lets you use any object as a particle deflector.
Particles scatter when
they strike a UDeflector object
To create a UDeflector:
- On the Create
panel, click (Space
Warps). Choose Deflectors from the list, then on the Object Type rollout,
- In a viewport, drag out a rectangle to
add a UDeflector warp to the scene.
- On the command panel, click the Pick
Object button and select an object to be a particle deflector.
- Apply the deflector to the particle system
using the appropriate method:
- Position the UDeflector icon to interrupt
the particle stream.
- Adjust the UDeflector parameters as necessary.
Specifies the object
to use as a deflector.
Displays the name of
the selected object.
- Pick Object
Click this, and then
click any renderable mesh object to be used as a deflector.
Particle Bounce group
Determines the speed with
which particles bounce off the deflector. At 1.0, the particles
bounce at the same speed as they approach. At 0, they don't deflect
The amount by which each
particle can vary from the Bounce setting.
The amount of variation from
the perfect angle of reflection (found when Chaos is set to 0.0).
100% induces a variation in reflection angle of up to 90 degrees.
The amount by which particles
are slowed as they move along the deflector surface. A value of
0% means they're not slowed at all. A value of 50% means they're slowed
to half their original speed. A value of 100% means they stop moving
when they strike the surface. Default=0%. Range=0% to 100%.
TipTo have particles
slide along a deflector surface, set Bounce to 0. Also, unless influenced
by a force such as Wind or Gravity, particles meant to slide should
strike the surface at an angle other than 90 degrees.
- Inherit Vel
(Velocity Inheritance) When
greater than 0, the motion of the deflector affects particles as
well as the other settings. For example, to animate the SDeflector passing
through a passive array of particles, turn up this value to affect
Display Icon group
- Icon Size
This spinner displays
and lets you change the size of the icon.