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How do I create my own Particle System?

Hey guys! I've been working on a level for my portfolio and after spending some time on Blueprints I now want to move onto Particle Systems. Does anyone know how I can create my very own Particle Systems like fire, sparks, water etc.? I know there are already some particle systems available by default but as its for my portfolio site I need to create my own. Anyone got any ideas? Also just so you know I don't have access to the source code for UE4 so I can't do any programming yet. Thanks for any help in advance :)

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asked Aug 27 '14 at 02:12 PM in Using UE4

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Hi Raiden,

You can make any of the effect you are describing using our particle system called Cascade. Here is our documentation on using it:

https://docs.unrealengine.com/latest/INT/Engine/Rendering/ParticleSystems/index.html

If you download the Effects Cave project you can see a lot of great particles in action:

https://docs.unrealengine.com/latest/INT/Resources/Showcases/Effects/index.html

It is available on the marketplace for free. Let me know if this helps.

-Alexander

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answered Aug 27 '14 at 02:48 PM

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Also, if you prefer videos, there is this 11-video series that is an introduction to particles in UE4.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZlv_N0_O1gYDLyB3LVfjYIcbBe8NqR8t

It covers how to create your own, and also walks through the particle systems included with the starter content.

avatar image Raiden58237 Aug 27 '14 at 02:58 PM

Thanks guys! Really appreciate it!

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