Stylized Fire using Particles

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Post » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:50 pm

This looks best once it's fully (pardon the pun) fired up.

So I figured I haven't really contributed anything at all to this community, so here is a little stylized fire based on the particle object. It's a heavily modified version of the fire demo that was on here. I changed the texture to something more fire looking, and modified it a lot to be a little smaller and have tiny sparks floating around it/through it. I was amazed what a simple texture could do to diversify the particles once I was through.

Yeah, stylized fire, maybe for a cartoon looking game or something.

If you modify the display angle turn randomizer you can get much different effects, possibly more realistic or out of control looking.
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Post » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:23 pm

That looks awesome :)
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Post » Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:39 pm

That does indeed look awesome, but it chokes a little on my machine. every second or so it seems to skip frames.

Then again, so does the Plasma object if start to add effects.
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Post » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:51 pm

You can probably drop the rate down from 1000 to 400 and still get the same idea. It's not as full, of course, but it's decent.

Thanks guys.
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Post » Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:04 am

nice but useless, it takes way too much power, and it seems hard to contain for a true effect
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Post » Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:52 pm

It runs about 290fps uncapped on my 8800GT - that is quite intensive for a graphics card so powerful. Nice to use as a smaller effect on a high detail setting, maybe.
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Post » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:31 pm

Hey man that's great! It becomes VERY usable even on a slower machine if you make it a realistic size for what your average game might call for. I reduced the rate to about 30, and the random width to about 30 and the random size to 10... then it became the perfect size for a pixel perfect inferno and ran perfectly on my laptop. PERFECT!

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Post » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:39 pm

How fast does your future time machine trillion core computer run it when uncapped, Soldjah?
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Post » Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:37 am

Well to be honest, I don't know lol. My monster PC lives at my friends house since I am there frequently, I get to use it more there than if it were at home. I will check it out next time I go to visit him, which will most likely be Friday night at this point. I'm guessing around 400+ fps?

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Post » Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:27 pm

It starts out uncapped on my PC at around 1000fps, but quickly drops and stabilizes at 250 fps and just sits there... weird :/

I guess it would be partly due to having a quad core (2.5ghz) instead of a 3.2 dual core? Still fast as hell!

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