Confining Particles to the surface of a sphere

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rben13
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Confining Particles to the surface of a sphere

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I'd like to find a way to confine particles to the surface of a sphere in order to create a specific effect. I'm trying to create something that looks like sparks crawling over the surface of an object. For simplicity, I'm starting with a sphere. I can get objects to rotate and stay on the sphere, but I want the sparks to have some random elements to their movement. I'm using Brownian motion for that.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Master Letch
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Post by Master Letch »

hey, about your problem... you could try using an object for collision and use the same object as a force field, or you could use a curve guide with the same colision object for better control over the surface...
M. Letch

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