Jahka has been rewriting the Particles system. And while I would normally save this for my monthly CVS report I just couldn't wait to show you guys his latest image.
Jahka is working on getting the Particles system updated for a while now, but recently he has been more active.
Besides revamping Particles he is also adding new features like explode (video file) and keying (video file). Besides these two new features there seems to be a push on having particles as a Modifier and also be able to Bake them. Now that sounds really cool doesn't it!
Well, according to the reports Jahka has been doing, most of it is already working and he even was able to add more to it, I will transcript his last report done last Sunday:
- static particles
- damping, friction, permeability & rotation for deflection
- keyed particle system type (hair control)
- strand rendering for keyed particles & uv-mapped strands
- volume emission
When I saw this I got "WOW" and was even more impressed to see the picture he posted (just click on the small thumbnail I posted with the article to see it big sized).
I dunno about you guys, but I'm really eager to have this on CVS to mess around with. Although I didn't see a patch with this new stuff I'm sure Jahka will be doing one soon.
If you want to read more about it and follow the reports just go the wiki page Jahka created.