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How to know the position of a particle when it stops moving

Discussion in '2D' started by Gonzasmpl, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. Gonzasmpl

    Gonzasmpl

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    Hi, I'm trying to make a persistant particle system using meshes. The point is that animating particles through code is not easy for me, so I would like to use the particle system from unity, but that's not quite performant in my project due to the amount of particles being draw. I hardly never work with the particle system so I'm not familiar with it.

    What I would like to know is if there is some way to get the position and rotation of every particle when it stops moving. Knowing that, I can "add it to a mesh" and then destroy the particle system.

    Any suggestion or advice is appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. MisterSkitz

    MisterSkitz

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    Particles do, in fact, have a collider system with the sub emitters. You can add a sub emitter and place your colliders to capture the particles as they hit and obtain that data.
     
  3. Gonzasmpl

    Gonzasmpl

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    You're right, I don't know why it doesn't come to mind. I think it would do the trick, Thanks.
     
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  4. motivision

    motivision

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    honestly I work with particles through SetActive

    that`s small example from my simple game which I create and teach

    Code (CSharp):
    1. //particle effect ornage morkovka
    2.     public GameObject fruitboxpe;
    3.  
    4.     //particle effect red morkovka
    5.     public GameObject fruitpe2;
    6.  
    7.     //gribs particle effects
    8.     public GameObject gribseffectactivate;
    9.  
    10.     //gribs deactivate particle effects
    11.     public GameObject gribsdeactivateeffect;
    12.  
    13.     public AudioSource fruitground;
    14.     public AudioSource pointscore;
    15.  
    16.     // Use this for initialization
    17.     void Start()
    18.     {
    19.         theGM = FindObjectOfType<GameManager>();
    20.         //theGMscore = FindObjectOfType<GameManager>();
    21.  
    22.         //partical effects
    23.         fruitboxpe.SetActive(false);
    24.         fruitpe2.SetActive (false);
    25.  
    26.         gribseffectactivate.SetActive(false);
    27.         gribsdeactivateeffect.SetActive(false);
    28.     }
    29.  
    I know what my tips not powerful like MisterSkitz , but maybe this tips help you in your projects
     
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