> Particle Storm is excellent. You will appreciate the real time preview
> of your particles' behavior. Good physics. Easy to use.
> Michael Sippel
Yup. Must agree. I learnt most of it in one evening while desparetly
trying to finish a very important job last week and it really wasn't too
difficult. The real time interface is excellent althought the camera can
sometimes (only sometimes) be fiddly to set up.
I haven't used Sparks so I can't comment on it. It maybe good enough for
what you need.
But .. (there simply HAS to be one:)) .. When I first produce a particle
system and return to layout, its fine. But if I go back to PS and then
return to Layout, my particle object has moved 1000 odd meters south.
Very strange. After panicing, swearing profusely and trying lots of
different things I found that if I saved the project out to a scene and
then did a load objects from scene it worked like a dream. it may have
been caused by the fact that I had parented my fountain emitter to a
null that was parented to a rotating object that was parented to a
moving object. Or this maybe a problem with my LW as I've had a number
of problems which are suggested as being caused by a corrupted patch.
Since I haven't been able to re-download it from Newteks ftp for a week
or so due to the lack of speed of the ftp site I haven't sorted this
problem out. then again, maybe its something I missed while skimming
throught the manual at breakneck speed.