Physical Modifier

This modifier allows you to change physical properties of the particle, which are used by the FLIP simulator.

Interface

The object's interface has the following sections:

For the 'Groups Affected', 'Mapping', and 'Falloff' tabs, and for the buttons at the bottom of the interface, please see the 'Common interface elements' page.

General quicktab

Enabled

Uncheck this switch to disable the modifier.

Mode

Independent [default setting]

In this mode, the modifier will work in the same way as a standard Cinema 4D particle modifier: particles will be affected if they come into the field of effect of the modifier. X-Particle Actions have no effect on the modifier in this mode.

Action-Controlled

In this mode, the modifier will only act on a particle when told to do so by an Action. Until that point, the particle will not be affected, but once activated for a particular particle, the modifier will continue to influence it as long as it is in the field of effect of the modifier. The modifier's effect on a particle can be halted by means of another Action, if desired.

Change Every

This setting controls how often the parameters will change. By default it is set to change every frame, but this can be increased to slow down the rate of change if desired.

Temperature quicktab

Change Temperature

If this switch is checked, the modifier will change the particle temperature.

Mode

This drop-down menu controls how the modifier will change the temperature. It has two options:

Change Over Time

The temperature will change using the value in the 'Rate of Temp. Change' parameter.

Set Value

The temperature will be changed immediately to the value in 'Temp. Value'.

Rate of Temp. Change and Variation

This is the rate of change of the temperature. The change in this setting will take place each time the change occurs so at the default settings the temperature will increase by 100 every frame. Negative values will decrease the temperature. Variation can be added with the 'Variation' setting. These parameters are only used if 'Mode' is set to 'Change Over Time'.

Max. Temp and Min. Temp

These are the maximum and minimum values for temperature which will not be exceeded. These parameters are only used if 'Mode' is set to 'Change Over Time'.

Temp. Value

The temperature value used when 'Mode' is set to 'Set Value'.

Smoke quicktab

These sets of controls function exactly like the 'Change Temperature' controls for their respective parameters.

Fuel quicktab

These sets of controls function exactly like the 'Change Temperature' controls for their respective parameters.

Fire quicktab

These sets of controls function exactly like the 'Change Temperature' controls for their respective parameters.

Friction & Bounce quicktab

These sets of controls function exactly like the 'Change Temperature' controls for their respective parameters.