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    Question 3Ds Max Problems people!!!

    How on earth are you supposed to mak a particle bomb work PROPERLY???
    e.g. make a sphere explode into thousands of iddy-bitty bits.

    I know how to put a sphere in and I know how to put a PBomb spacewarp in but the two just aint connecting the WAY I WANT!!!!

    Any Ideas?

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    Create the sphere, add a PArray to the scene and bind it with the sphere. Then hide the sphere and set the parameters for the PArray:

    Viewport Display: Mesh

    Life: 100

    Particle Types: Object Fragments

    Thickness: 30
    Number of Chunks: 100

    Spin Time: 80
    Variation: 70

    Leave everything else as default and move the animation slider around a bit. What you should see is a sphere that breaks up into many large chunks and rotate as they fly out in zero gravity. From here you can add motion blur, mapping, flames, whatever you want.

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    HOW do I bind ther sphere to the PBomb?

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    >HOW do I bind ther sphere to the PBomb?
    You don't. A sphere is not a particle system or dynamic effect, so a PBomb has no effect. To blow up a sphere with a space warp you need to use Geometric/Deformable space warps such as Bomb. But even then Bomb is lame because it breaks the mesh up into individual polygons with no thickness. My previous post describes a very simple yet much more realistic break up of a mesh.

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    Damn Prelude, what don't you know?

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