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### #Actualslicer4ever

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:46 PM

the effect appears to be a simply trail effect.

essentially, as you move along, you record several points(position, and direction of thruster, and a time to live for that point).

you generate a series of rectangles starting at the source thruster, and create a rectangle between the current point and the next point(using perpendicular direction from each points's recored rotation).

basically this diagram well hopefully explain it well enough:

to see the above method in action:

their are other ways(such as re-drawing the previous frame, but fading it out a bit, then draw the current frame).

### #3slicer4ever

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:45 PM

the effect appears to be a simply trail effect.

essentially, as you move along, you record several points(position, and direction of thruster, and a time to live for that point).

you generate a series of rectangles starting at the source thruster, and create a rectangle between the current point and the next point(using perpendicular direction from each points's recored rotation).

basically this diagram well hopefully explain it well enough:

to see the above method in action:

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their are other ways(such as re-drawing the previous frame, but fading it out a bit, then draw the current frame).

### #2slicer4ever

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:45 PM

the effect appears to be a simply trail effect.

essentially, as you move along, you record several points(position, and direction of thruster, and a time to live for that point).

you generate a series of rectangles starting at the source thruster, and create a rectangle between the current point and the next point(using perpendicular direction from each points's recored rotation).

basically this diagram well hopefully explain it well enough:

to see the above method in action:

their are other ways(such as re-drawing the previous frame, but fading it out a bit, then draw the current frame).

### #1slicer4ever

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:43 PM

the effect appears to be a simply trail effect.

essentially, as you move along, you record several points(position, and direction of thruster, and a time to live for that point).

you generate a series of rectangles starting at the source thruster, and create a rectangle between the current point and the next point(using perpendicular direction from each points's recored rotation).

basically this diagram well hopefully explain it well enough:

to see the above method in action:

their are other ways(such as re-drawing the previous frame, but fading it out a bit, then draw the current frame).

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