Efficient Falling Snow

rob.ertrob.ert Member Posts: 42
edited November -1 in Working with GS (Mac)
I've got a winter-themed game, and would like to have falling snow in the background. Is there any efficient way to do this? Perhaps using particles, etc? Thanks!

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  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Member Posts: 8,188
    rob.ert said:
    I've got a winter-themed game, and would like to have falling snow in the background. Is there any efficient way to do this? Perhaps using particles, etc? Thanks!

    Could you not animate the background? Would be the simplest way I think...

    QS :D

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  • ORBZORBZ Member Posts: 1,303
    A single tposition just off the top pf the camera view actor oscillating over the x axis position dropping particles at random intervals would work too.

    My first thought was animation too. But I'm a procesural guy because I can tweak the fx at runtime. Example, blizzard or rain is the same actor different particle.

    Less r, more CPU. Not much though.

    Either method will work. Animation if you can do it.
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Member Posts: 8,188
    ORBZ said:
    But I'm a procesural guy

    Are you drunk?

    ;)

    QS :D

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  • ORBZORBZ Member Posts: 1,303
    iPhone text correction eating my words.

    Procedural
  • jstrahanjstrahan Member Posts: 498
    lmao gotta luv that text correction
  • charlieaf92charlieaf92 Member Posts: 84
    What about layering a few backgrounds of snow flakes and animating them at slightly different speeds and directions?
  • synthesissynthesis Member Posts: 1,693
    Try tiling the snow and then interpolate Y on an oversized actor in a loop the distance of the texture sample height.

    Also....I've never tried it but maybe you can tile an animation behavior and make a small animated swatch of snow falling. You would just need to be clever on how the animation texture loops.
  • firemaplegamesfiremaplegames Member Posts: 3,206
    The new update of Bumps has some nice snowflakes in the new snow levels...
  • synthesissynthesis Member Posts: 1,693
    Here is a demo I just posted if you desire:
    http://gamesalad.com/forums/topic.php?id=10199
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