Friendly greetings! After last week’s Tip on “Making transparent textures“, it’s sensible this week’s is sort of a followup, and one I’ve wanted to do for a long time: HOW TO EDIT PARTICLES!
Even if this is your first day in Second Life — welcome! — you’ve prolly already experienced particles: from loud bling on jewelry, to environmental effects like fire and snow, to C-beams glittering in the dark…
there’s no shortage of special effects, and you can be more than a spectator and make your own particle awesomeness! In less than half an hour, I cover:
- Opening a sample particle script
- Copying contents from one script to another
- Editing particle parameters
- Adjusting particle visibility for time of day
- Giving particles a texture (MY FAVE!)
- Normalizing particle settings for a texture
- Disabling particles in your objects
- Backing up your particles
- A few words of encouragement — I inspire the artist in you!
This video tutorial wouldn’t have been possible without the ultrahelpful Jopsy Pendragon’s Particle Laboratory in Teal, which is featured prominently, and righteously so. Just look for the colorful balloon + red arrow and ride it on up!
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When I teach you something and you teach someone else, WE RULE!