[Tutorial] Particle Editor - basic operations (FAQ)

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[Tutorial] Particle Editor - basic operations (FAQ)

Postby Fiodis » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:44 pm

I've noticed no good tutorial for Particle Editor's basics exists, only instructions on how to get it working. So I spent a couple hours typing this up. Hopefully it'll do newbies a bunch of good.
Click here to download the word document.

The tutorial assumes you already have Particle Editor installed. If you don't, check out the several ways to get it working. It also assumes you know how to make a custom side. It also assumes maybe one or two other things (there's a list in the document, if you read it).

Enjoy. :D

EDIT: Hopefully corrected version uploaded - Word 97 conversion bug fixed.

EDIT 2 - If and when the link breaks, send me a PM and I'll re-upload it.

You can view it online HERE.
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Re: [Tutorial] Particle Editor - basic operations

Postby DarthD.U.C.K. » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:45 pm

downloading!
the particle editor was alsways a big mystery to me, thanks!

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Re: [Tutorial] Particle Editor - basic operations

Postby Fiodis » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:50 pm

Note that this only goes through the very basics - I'm still typing up an extension that goes into more detail, but I wanted to get this out first, see how useful it'd be.

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Re: [Tutorial] Particle Editor - basic operations

Postby myers73 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:16 pm

I dont know if you covered this, i havnt had time to read it, but could you go over using different .msh files in effects?

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Re: [Tutorial] Particle Editor - basic operations

Postby Fiodis » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:36 pm

That I didn't go over; it'll be in the extended tutorial.

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Re: [Tutorial] Particle Editor - basic operations

Postby myers73 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:46 pm

ok, thank you.

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Re: [Tutorial] Particle Editor - basic operations

Postby AgentSmith_#27 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:11 pm

Excellent tut, I'd definitely think this will/should be added under the Particle Editor section in the faq/everything thread 2.0, I know this has given me a kick in the pants to make some nice effects!
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Re: [Tutorial] Particle Editor - basic operations

Postby lucasfart » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:48 am

Awesome! Thanks Fiodis! I never got how to use it and hopefully with your tuts i'll begin to use it :)

EDIT: Just opened it and the layout was kinda stuffed up abit. Nothing serious, but a few pictures were out of place and the text layout a bit stuffed. I've got Word 2008 on Mac. Maybe do it as a pdf next time? Most people have a pdf viewer don't they?

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Re: [Tutorial] Particle Editor - basic operations

Postby Lephenix » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:42 am

Oh , yes , thanks you so much , i asked the it factor about pe yesterday , thanks ^^, downloading and reading now :yes:

OFFTOPIC : You are french ? Because , it is written " Table des matières "

I have just read it , really nice , but you haven t to create a new side , i did it with the stock rep side , and add dc: in the lua .
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Re: [Tutorial] Particle Editor - basic operations

Postby fasty » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:30 am

Very useful.

lucasfart wrote:Maybe do it as a pdf next time?


Keep it Word please. :o
If you don't have Microsoft Word 2008, you should be able to open it in notepad at least.

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Re: [Tutorial] Particle Editor - basic operations

Postby Fiodis » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:35 am

lucasfart wrote:Awesome! Thanks Fiodis! I never got how to use it and hopefully with your tuts i'll begin to use it :)

EDIT: Just opened it and the layout was kinda stuffed up abit. Nothing serious, but a few pictures were out of place and the text layout a bit stuffed. I've got Word 2008 on Mac. Maybe do it as a pdf next time? Most people have a pdf viewer don't they?

I typed it up in Word 2007 and saved it as a 97-2003 compatability document. I've never had trouble with that before, but opening it up now, I see what you're talking about. Strange - the 2007 version looks fine. I'll fix the '97 one and reupload.

Edit: Reuploaded.

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Re: [Tutorial] Particle Editor - basic operations

Postby myers73 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:39 pm

you should post just a plain text version in your first post for lazy people that dont want to leave the site.

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Re: [Tutorial] Particle Editor - basic operations

Postby AgentSmith_#27 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:48 pm

myers73 wrote:you should post just a plain text version in your first post for lazy people that dont want to leave the site.


With Images of course, I think this is a good idea.

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Re: [Tutorial] Particle Editor - basic operations

Postby lucasfart » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:40 pm

myers73 wrote:you should post just a plain text version in your first post for lazy people that dont want to leave the site.

Can plain text have images? I thought only rtf could have them...

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Re: [Tutorial] Particle Editor - basic operations

Postby AgentSmith_#27 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:45 pm

I think/thought myers73 was just talking about posting the tutorial on GT (like actually not in the forums, no DL link) like a lot of other tuts.

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Re: [Tutorial] Particle Editor - basic operations

Postby DarthD.U.C.K. » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:43 am

or make it an audiobook, not better a videowalkthrough! but please embeded in your post, then nwe dont have to click a link to view it
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Re: [Tutorial] Particle Editor - basic operations

Postby Darth_Spiderpig » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:38 am

DarthD.U.C.K. wrote:or make it an audiobook, not better a videowalkthrough! but please embeded in your post, then nwe dont have to click a link to view it
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ok, i was kidding

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Very helpful tut you've made there fiodis. :thumbs:

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