renderParticles : Helper

renderParticles- superclass: helper super-superclass:node - classID: #(1962490627, 515064320)


The RenderParticles operator provides controls related to rendering particles. You can specify the form that rendered particles are to take, and how to convert the particles to individual mesh objects for rendering purposes.




<renderParticles>.Type Integer default:2

Controls the state of the Type drop-down list. Possible values are:

0: None - Particles do not render.

1: BoundingBox - Particles render as boxes whose sizes represent the particle geometry extents.

2: Geometry - Particles render with their actual geometry.

<renderParticles>.Visible Float default:100.0 --percentage

Get/Set the percentage of particles that render

<renderParticles>.Split_Type Integer

Controls the state of the Render Result group radio buttons.

Possible values are:

0: Single Mesh - Sends the renderer one mesh object comprised of all particles in the system.

1: Multiple Meshes - Sends the renderer the specified number of mesh objects, each containing the specified number of particles. If the result of dividing the total number of particles by the Particles p/Mesh value is less than the specified Mesh Count value, some of the meshes might contain few or no faces.

2: Mesh Per Particle - Sends the renderer a separate mesh for each particle.

<renderParticles>.Mesh_Count Integer

Get/Set the maximum number of mesh objects that Particle Flow will send to the renderer.

<renderParticles>.Particles_Per_Mesh Integer

Get/Set the number of particles that each mesh object will contain.

renderParticles Interfaces:

Interface: action

Interface: operator

Interface: PViewItem

See also

displayParticles : Helper

Particle Flow Classes