2009
01.09
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About: Soft Particles is a rendering technique for eliminating clipping artifacts that appear when 2D particle billboards intersect with a 3D environment. The Soft Particles program is an implementation of this technique using OpenGL.
Status: Complete
Platforms:
  • Windows XP/Vista
Last Update: May 2008
Controls:
Key Function
ESC Exits the program
Left mouse button When held down the mouse rotates the view
Right mouse button When held down the mouse will zoom the view in and out
Middle mouse button When held down the mouse will pan the view on the xz plane
w, a, s, d Rotates the view up, down, left and right
z, x Zooms the view in and out
r Resets the camera to its default position
i Turns the information display on and off
p Pauses the particle simulation
o Outputs a screenshot
1 Enables the Fountain particle system
2 Enables the Smoke Cloud particle system
3 Enables the Smoke Stack particle system
v Turns wind on and off
+, - Increases and decreases the particle spawn rate
<, > Increases and decreases the power used with soft particles
f Turns soft particle rendering on and off
Tools/APIs: OpenGL, GLUT, GLEW, SOIL
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