Hey, thanks. Unfortunately i tried and it still doesn’t work. I have no idea what’s going on. I tried it once and it worked; i forgot to save though. I tried it again, this time in blender 2.46 instead of 2.49. I’m actually working in 2.46 with the project. I’m not hooked up to the internet on the computer that i do my work on, so i don’t update as regularly. The version shouldn’t be the problem though, right? Anyway, i tried it in 2.46, after completely deleting th object and creating a new particle system and material. The alpha affects it when i render a single frame, but as soon as i key frame it to make an animation, nothing happens. i took the key frames out and it works again. I am confused.
By the way, I watched part one of your tutorial and got halfway through part 2. I didn’t have time to finish, but your tutorials are very thorough. Definitely the best i’ve seen. I learned a bunch of little stuff aside from the main part of the tutorial that, makes using blender now so much more efficient. Like when you move the cursor to the selection. I knew how to do vice versa, but i needed to do it the other way so many times. I would just zoom in all the way and get the cursor as close as i could to the center. What a pain.