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runshotgun asked runshotgun commented

[VFX] GroundAttributeType > Position to get position under the particle

Currently GroundAttributeType > Position can only return the position under the emitter.

In order to prevent a particle from going under ground around a hill, mountain or angled terrain it would be useful to get the position under the particle so we can clamp it.

Thank you!

Ref: https://docs.flightsimulator.com/html/Developer_Mode/VFX_Editor/Nodes/GetGroundAttribute.htm

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Simbol answered

Yes! this would be very good.

Regards,
Raul

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FlyingRaccoon answered runshotgun commented

Hello @runshotgun

This is an error from the doc, this was not done per particle for performance reason.
We'll consider it if we have enough performance margin at some point.

@Nocturne FYI

Regards,
Sylvain

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Would it be an option to have some of that calculation be done once every second or 2 for example?
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This would need to be discussed by the engine team. Can you post an idea about this so this is reviewed by them?

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runshotgun avatar image runshotgun FlyingRaccoon ♦♦ ·
Will do, thank you!
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