I have had some strange things happen with hair particles and baking/cache issues. I’m also still pretty unclear about the “protect” and “clear” cache options. I kind of imagined that “protect” was something like baking, but, yeah. If anybody has any insights into how those things are similar to or different from the old baking system I’m all ears.
Does anyone know how to use keyed particle systems? I can get them to render as strands, but not particles moving from one object to another. I guess that the first object should have a particle system set to “emitter” and “keyed” and have the “first” box selected. I really have no idea whether the target particle system should be an emitter or reactor, or if it should have keyed dynamics too, or what, but I’ve tried every possibility and can’t get anything to happen…
Keyed particles aren’t working right now (they were in previous builds, but now they’re being fixed). But I think you’ve got it basically right. I think the target particle system can have either newtonian, boids, or keyed physics. When the keyed physics was working it worked with emitters at least, and I’m not sure about reactors. Probably they could work with either though.
I am running to a bit of hair particles rendering weirdness. Take a look at this chicken:
Beautiful pack of feathers, except for the head where all the feathers are clearly overexposed. The part with the problem is that consisting of feathers I cut with the cut option for hair so as to get shorter feathers for the head. Why do they render out this white ?