O'Reilly logo

Blender 3D 2.49 Incredible Machines by Allan Brito

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

The rear engine

Now that we know a bit more about the particles and how to control them, we can add some objects and particle systems to the rear engine. The purpose of these particle systems is to create an effect of a combustion engine, dumping energy into outer space. To do that, we will use a mix of particles and nodes to create a glow effect. First, add a circle with the approximate same size of the opening for the engine at the back.

Make sure that the circle has several subdivisions on its faces; otherwise, our particle system won't work very well. When the circle is set and created, set up the particles with these settings:

  • Amount: 3000.0
  • Sta: 10.0
  • End: 90.0
  • Life: 80.0
  • Rand: 2.0

Change the initial velocity of the particles to 2 using the Normal ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required