I published a video called Blender 2.49b Particles Video: 1- Basic Controls, at:
My goal is to introduce the Blender particle system on a basic level, using a plane as an emitter object, to illustrate settings such as start frame, end frame, emitting from vertices and faces, accX, accY, and accZ, as a basis for starting a rain or fire particle simulation. I also demonstrate changing the halo characteristics of the render as well as animating the halo size using an IPO curve.
I see this video as the start of a series of videos, of increasing complexity, on Blender’s particle system.
I welcome all comments.