how to use particle system forces

how do i make an mesh using forces?
that is what i did:

  1. created particle emitting mesh
  2. created a mesh and applied a force option to it

but nothing happens; the particles fly and fly and are not affected by the force fields.

i also tried parenting the deflector to the emitting mesh…


sorry if i’m thinking too simply…
did you hit recalc all on the emitter?

Ok, the particles are flying in the direction in which you applied the force. Did you perhaps mean Particle Deflectors? If you look in F7 there is a new tab (2.34) called Particle Interaction. Basically you need a second object to either attract or repell the particle stream. Tooltips are useful.