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Setting bounds for Ribbon particle emitter

Hey Guys,

I'm having issues with using a Ribbon emitter in my particle System. I am using this for a trail on a missile and the issue I'm having is the trail disappearing when the missile (Particle System origin) goes off screen.

I understand this has something to do with the particle system bounds however I am having trouble finding the right setting/settings for this, the 'set bounds' in cascade doesnt seem to help.

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Left is my bounds (the particles don't have any velocity being applied in the emitter to give the right effect from the missile physics). Bottom-right the missile is just off screen and, Top-right is the desired effect.

Thank you.

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asked Aug 19 '14 at 01:02 AM in Rendering

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Hey TheFear -

In your particle system, click on the blank black space past your emitters and you will access the whole system settings in the details panel. Scroll down and you will see a Fixed Bounds setup which will allow you to set an exact size for you Bounds box. Remember with Ribbon effects to set a large bounds to ensure that you don't have the problem above continue.

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Eric Ketchum

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answered Aug 19 '14 at 02:38 PM

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If only it was working. Changing bounds to large numbers does nothing, ribbon particles keep disappearing at a certain angle.

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