In Animating a Scene with pyglet - first version i said my wind effect did not look natural. Luckily Casey Duncan, the developer of [py-lepton] (http://code.google.com/p/py-lepton/ “link to py-lepton site”), dropped in and gave me the tip to use the drag controller instead of the magnet. Drag is designed for simulating particles moving through fluids such as air or water. Too bad it’s not in the docs and i overlooked it in the demos. Anyways, i switched the particle controller, tweaked it a bit and now my animated scene does look much better. Hurray and a big thank you.
Some time after i wrote (Rendering particles in realtime with py-lepton)[http://codeboje.de/Rendering-particles-in-realtime-with-py-lepton/ “Rendering particles in realtime with py-lepton”], i got the idea of creating an animated scene with “flowers falling from a tree and get blown away by wind”. Today i got the time to actually code a first simple version.
I did enhance my little effect animation demo and added a little utility that will make life much easier for converting LexusX particle animations to real transparent pngs too.
Last time i made a small demo using prerendered particle effects. Today i’ll show another way of doing particle effects with python and pyglet. Instead of animating prerendered graphics i am going to use a particle system to create effects in realtime. The one i am using is [py-lepton] (http://code.google.com/p/py-lepton/ “link to py-lepton site”):
While browsing through deviantart i run across some nice prerendered particle effects. The effects are made for RPG Maker VX and cover mostly some kind of magic spells. Game use is allowed. So we got effect animations, pyglet and some spare time. Let the fun begin.