Halloween Control Point Particles [V2]

Particle Halloween Control Point Particles [V2] V2

Exactol

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A set of spooky control point particles, comes in red, green, purple, and blue.

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PARTICLE NAMES:

capture_pentagram_red
capture_pentagram_red_noray
capture_pentagram_red_alt
capture_pentagram_red_alt_noray
capture_pentagram_red_long

capture_pentagram_blu
capture_pentagram_blu_noray
capture_pentagram_blu_alt
capture_pentagram_blu_alt_noray

capture_pentagram_green
capture_pentagram_green_noray
capture_pentagram_green_alt
capture_pentagram_green_alt_noray
capture_pentagram_green_long

capture_pentagram_purple
capture_pentagram_purple_noray
capture_pentagram_purple_alt
capture_pentagram_purple_alt_noray
capture_pentagram_purple_long
 
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Piezo_

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But this is an octagram....
A pentagram has 5 points....
:(
(Still love it)
 

Exactol

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(I see what you did there, @Exactol)
I don't even know what I did

These look incredible! You should make an "idle" particle where team colored flames circle the rim of the control point. That would be the icing on the cake for me.
I can't make a idle version because the oscillating vector operator is weirdly implemented where its position is calculated by frame. This means the pentagrams will slowly slip away into the sky or into the ground.
 

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Diva Dan

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Hmm... Maybe instead of the particles orbiting the point, they have a scrolling texture? To simulate that it is rotating. Probably wouldn't look that good. Ignore me!

A stationary particle would be cool, at least.
 

Exactol

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The particles can rotate fine, its the up and down motion that's preventing it from working. I could make a version that just sat there and rotated, but it would be pretty boring imo.
 

Pinewabble

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The particles can rotate fine, its the up and down motion that's preventing it from working. I could make a version that just sat there and rotated, but it would be pretty boring imo.

What if you parent the info_particle_system to func_tracktrain that moves up and down making it look like its floating or would that just fuck the whole thing up?
 

Diva Dan

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Is the up/down motion what controls, for example, emitting fire upwards? Or would that just be a side affect of moving the origin? I was picturing something like this-

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The blue arrow on the bottom is the rotational force. The origin points of the fire rests here. The blue arrows above are the flames emitting upwards and giving the appearance that the fire is being dragged by its origin below, since it is moving. I hope you get what I mean by this horrible drawing!
 

Exactol

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Oh, I misunderstood you, I was talking about the pentagram oscillating. The fire is just a 2d sprite, so it can't go upwards.

What if you parent the info_particle_system to func_tracktrain that moves up and down making it look like its floating or would that just fuck the whole thing up?
That's probably a pretty good idea