cgdummy

2 answers · asked · Lesson: Simulating the Launch Smoke · Course: Build and Animate a Low Poly Rocket in Blender for Beginners

Is it possible to turn the ico sphere particles into a mesh and keep its shape?

I'd like to sort of freeze everything at the point where the rocket is just starting to take off and the smoke is pouring out onto the landing pad and turn the ico sphere particles into a mesh. Is that possible?  This part of the rocket tutorial is what I'm talking about: https://cgcookie.com/lesson/simulating-the-launch-smoke

  • Sure ccgdummy !

    Go to the Modifiers tab and press the Convert button in the Particle System Modifier:

    Note that there also is the Particle system left now! To remove the Particle System you can Apply the Modifer (dropdown arrow or CTRL+A while hovering over the Modifer):

  • Thanks so much! I'll try this a little later and if it doesn't work, and with my luck, it won't, I'll post back.