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A piece of Christmas Arboreal Scripting

Seeing as how it is the Season Of Trees And Such, I thought that I would post a piece of Code, as an example of Particle Scripting.

Ordinal Christmas Particle Tree

This script illustrates two main points:

  1. Particles can last for quite a long time. In this case, the "branches" last for thirty seconds.

  2. The position of particles depends on the prim that is generating them, and one should never be afraid to move this prim as is necessary. You will notice that the "pot" here moves upwards and tilts itself to produce branches at different positions, then moves back to its source when finished. When generating complex particle effects it is often desirable to move the source prim around, or, commonly, to rez other prims which generate particles in different positions and then die.

The script is present in a pot in my Caledon shop, full-permissions and for No Monetary Cost. (It is not, obviously, present on Xstreet.)

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Unguent Whitfield's picture
28 Dec200910:33
Unguent Whitfield (not verified)

I find your scripting educational, stimulating, and in this case Wonderful. The movement of the particle generating prim is indeed a simple yet cunning creative tool. In fact, to misquote Edmund Blackadder - it is as cunning as a fox that has just been made professor of cunningness at Oxford University.

Merry Festive Season Ms Malaprop.

Ordinal Malaprop's picture
30 Dec200922:15
Ordinal Malaprop

Inordinately kind of you, and a Happy New Year to you yourself.

I have just realised what it needs at the top, though - a star. Clearly.

Rai Blaylock's picture
06 Jan201022:58
Rai Blaylock (not verified)

Wow thank you for posting this. I have been looking to start playing with particles in scripts a bit more and this gave me the inspiration to do so.

Rai Blaylock's picture
06 Jan201022:58
Rai Blaylock (not verified)

Wow thank you for posting this. I have been looking to start playing with particles in scripts a bit more and this gave me the inspiration to do so.