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michiel | 13 years ago | 3 comments | 2 likes | 7,449 views

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The gunfire and the puff of smoke are rendered with the particle layer.

To make both of them come out of the cannon, I've attached the particle layers to a picture layer that I've placed at the tip of the cannon.

I've tried to make this picture layer (layer 5) invisible by setting the TRANSPARENCY property to 0, but this also made the particle layers invisible.

To make the picture layer invisible without affecting the attached particles I've painted it black with the COLOUR property and used the NotLightened_Additive.fx effect file.

Thanks to Anon for the inspiration!


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How do you "attach" layers to other layers?

JimH, 13 years ago

In the LAYERS main menu you can find the menu items ATTACH BORDER, PARTICLES, PLASMA and PICTURE TO CURRENT LAYER.

In this animation I've used the LAYERS / ATTACH PARTICLES TO CURENT LAYER menu item to attach the gun fire and puff of smoke to the tip of the cannon.

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