hi. I am just trying to understand what is supposed to happen when you parent particle systems to lattices. because i don’t think i am doing it right, or something.
so, when you use lattices with particles, does the lattice just kind of “steers” where the particles should go, just like define the general trend.
or does the lattice define the only area in which particles can be present. like all particles have to be within the confines of the outside borders of the lattice?
i am asking this because i am having a problem getting the lattice to affect the particle system at all. I followed the directions to the particle fish tutorial in the blender book, slightly modified to what i needed, and still no luck.
so, say you have a mesh that you want the particles to stay within (a new design for a toilet that my uncle made and now wants an animation for) is it possible to make a lattice that defines the same shape of the mesh, so the particles must stay within it?
just to let you know…my emitter is always entireing within the lattice, and i have hit the “recalc all” button in the animation window for the particles constantly, still to no effect.
okay, hopefully this made any sense at all.