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Making stars with particles?
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Making stars with particles?
Hi!

My initial idea was to make a skybox with stars painted on it. They look fine but somehow static and lifeless.
Somewhere on a forum I read that stars can be made with particles. I think that EVE is using this technique. Their stars are clearly not painted and each one is blinking.

Is it possible to achieve this effect in Esenthel engine?
If so, can someone give me a hint how? I looked at the particles tutorial and have no idea how to place the particles on the surface of a sphere.

Any suggestions?
02-08-2009 01:07 AM
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Re: Making stars with particles?
Ok, I figured it out. I have to setLength the position of each particle. It works great, my stars build a perfect sphere.

Another question: How can I make the particles remember their position so that they are reborn at the same place?

Thanx in advance!
02-08-2009 07:19 AM
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