Feature #14467

Drop command: RotationVelocity enablement for billboard particles

Added by DMarkwick about 5 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Status:Assigned Start date:10/17/2010
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Currently there isn't a way (that I know of) to rotate a billboard particle through the drop command. The RotationVelocity parameter works on SpaceObject particles but not Billboard particles - can this be changed please?

There must be SOME way to enable this feature, as billboard particles emitted from a #particleSource can rotate.


Updated by Sickboy about 5 years ago

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Updated by Fireball about 5 years ago

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Updated by DMarkwick almost 5 years ago

Any movement on this issue? I cannot see any reason why the rotation functionality would need to be disabled deliberately, so either an update of why it is, or an acknowledgement that it is indeed a bug, would be welcome :)

Updated by DMarkwick almost 5 years ago

OK, last night I discovered that, either as a new functionality or as an accidental find, I can now rotate billboard particles on a per-drop basis.
The odd thing is, that the effect is rather variable between particle types. Some particles need a low number to be apparent, other particles need a anumber a magnitude higher, and yet others need even more. I haven't yet found a reason for this (but I also haven't really tried) but it definately does not act the way it's documented.

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