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lights as particles... HOW???
show user profile  salsantana
Howdy..... first time I got the focus and nerve together to join this excellent site.
A quite elusive solution I'm seeking..... I should ask first whether this is possible.

I'm presuming that particle systems (my first choice = Super Spray due to its instancing capability, or Particle Flow) can instance null objects (Point and/or Dummy nulls), AND anything attached, regardless of the class of object- from mesh to lights?
Could have sworn I'd seen something like a toggle, to use or not use hierarchy when assigning scene objects as the particles. I know there's an animated object switch with frame or time offset, but just can't see any null+child objects.

Are the particle systems' instancing requirements restricted to actual geometric objects?

Thanks in advance....
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12/30/2016 5:04:24 PM (last edit: 12/30/2016 5:04:24 PM)
show user profile  Octopuzzy
So do you want lights or a hierarchy instanced into the particles?
As for lights, the last time I checked (years ago) max doesn't do that out of the box..but you can create as many lights as you need particles and match the positions with scripting.

Here's another thread about it..meaning you didn't search..

It's cool that you like the forum, but a quick google search gave quite a few results.

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12/31/2016 10:03:32 AM (last edit: 12/31/2016 10:03:32 AM)
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