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Deconstructing the Elements with 3ds Max, 3rd Edition by Pete Draper

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       2 Sun Surface – Extreme UV Solar Imagery

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Introduction

Even though we’ve already got a tutorial based on sun (in the accompanying electronic book), this particular tutorial tackles the effect in greater detail using a different method of generation and a different particle system to produce the effect. There are a couple of aspects which are identical, namely the way the particles find their target, and even though the particle system is much more simplified, it produces a much better result due to constant searching for destination targets (or “gravity wells”) akin to the real thing.

Analysis of Effect

(a) As mentioned in the introduction, ...

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