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Animating Particles UV

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Here is how I create each particle for rendering:
                    // -------> Position, color, U, V
vertices[i*4+0] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(p1, color, 0.0f, 0.0f);
vertices[i*4+1] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(p2, color, 0.0f, 1.0f);
vertices[i*4+2] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(p3, color, 1.0f, 1.0f);
vertices[i*4+3] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(p4, color, 1.0f, 0.0f);

How do I animate (change) the texture UV to make the texture move up/down? I tried playing around with the UV values, but I couldn't get the texture to move up/down.

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Here is how I create each particle for rendering:

                    // -------> Position, color, U, V
float fVerticalOffset = up_value_from_your_code;
vertices[i*4+0] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(p1, color, 0.0f, 0.0f + fVerticalOffset );
vertices[i*4+1] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(p2, color, 0.0f, 1.0f + fVerticalOffset );
vertices[i*4+2] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(p3, color, 1.0f, 1.0f + fVerticalOffset );
vertices[i*4+3] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(p4, color, 1.0f, 0.0f + fVerticalOffset );

How do I animate (change) the texture UV to make the texture move up/down? I tried playing around with the UV values, but I couldn't get the texture to move up/down.

 

Modified your code snippet to show you.

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Okay, basically I'm trying to animate fire flames so I can have realistic fire effect, when I animate the UV to make the texture move to the top, I'm not getting a good result:

[attachment=15642:fh.png]

 

How should I animate the UV for fire effect?

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The image you showed doesn't tell much. Grab a better screenshot.

Also i don't know how you wish to animate texture? What you have in mind?

 

For example, if you have one texture with couple of frames of fire in it:

|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|
|    1    |    2    |    3     |     4   |    5    |
|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|

 

You could offset x axis of UV coordinate (on top of my head, might made mistake somewhere):

const int framesCnt = 5;
const float uvOffset = 1.0f / (float)framesCnt;
D3DXVECTOR2 billUV[4];
billUV[0].x = 0; // top left
billUV[1].x = 0; // bottom left
billUV[2].x = uvOffset; // top right
billUV[3].x = uvOffset; // bottom right
 
billUV[0].y = 0; // top left
billUV[1].y = 1; // bottom left
billUV[2].y = 0; // top right
billUV[3].y = 1; // bottom right
...
static float time = 0.0f;
const float animSpeed = 1.0f / 30.0f; // 30 frames per second
time += deltaTime;
if( time > animSpeed)
{
    time = 0.0f;
    billUV[0].x += uvOffset;
    billUV[1].x += uvOffset;
    billUV[2].x += uvOffset;
    billUV[3].x += uvOffset;
 
    if( billUV[3].x > 1.0f )  // reset to beginning
    {
        billUV[0].x = 0; // top left
        billUV[1].x = 0; // bottom left
        billUV[2].x = uvOffset; // top right
        billUV[3].x = uvOffset; // bottom right
    }
}

 

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I think you don't know what i meant by "textures with frames", here is example:

Fx_flamefb01_rescaled.png

 

With my code example above, i was considering all frames in one row.

You could combine 3 particle emitters to make such effect: actual fire, sparkles and smoke. Normally for each one you use different texture and you animate uv coords for fire.

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billUV[0].x means U

billUV[0].y means V

 

Is that right?

 

                                           // U             V
vertices[j*4+0] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(pos, color, billUV[0].x, billUV[0].y);
vertices[j*4+1] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(pos, color, billUV[1].x, billUV[1].y);
vertices[j*4+2] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(pos, color, billUV[2].x, billUV[2].y);
vertices[j*4+3] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(pos, color, billUV[3].x, billUV[3].y);
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What does your original fire texture look like? Are you trying to animate individual frames of fire, or are you trying to move a single texture up to simulate flames rising?

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I'm still unsure.

 

- If I want to simulate fire flames rising should I animate the UV?

 

- If yes, how? I tried to use the code provided by "belfegor" but can't get it to work.

 

BTW, the way I set the UV to make the entire texture appear is as the following:

vertices[j*4+0] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(pos, color, 0.0f, 0.0f);
vertices[j*4+1] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(pos, color, 0.0f, 1.0f);
vertices[j*4+2] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(pos, color, 1.0f, 1.0f);
vertices[j*4+3] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(pos, color, 1.0f, 0.0f);
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If I want to simulate fire flames rising should I animate the UV?

There is no one and only way to simulate something. It depends how YOU want to do it.

 

I tried to use the code provided by "belfegor" but can't get it to work.

What have you tried and failed? Show some code, don't just say "i can't get it to work". How do you expect someone to help you with no relative information?

 

Put this somewhere at "init time"

const int framesCnt = 16;

const float uvOffset = 1.0f / (float)framesCnt;

D3DXVECTOR2 billUV[4];

billUV[0].x = 0; // top left

billUV[1].x = 0; // bottom left

billUV[2].x = uvOffset; // top right

billUV[3].x = uvOffset; // bottom right

 

billUV[0].y = 0; // top left

billUV[1].y = 1; // bottom left

billUV[2].y = 1; // bottom right

billUV[3].y = 0; // top right

 

Do this every frame, might be where you update your vertices

static float time = 0.0f;

const float animSpeed = 1.0f / 30.0f; // 30 frames per second

time += deltaTime;

if( time > animSpeed)

{

    time = 0.0f;

    billUV[0].x += uvOffset;

    billUV[1].x += uvOffset;

    billUV[2].x += uvOffset;

    billUV[3].x += uvOffset;

 

    if( billUV[3].x > 1.0f )  // reset to beginning

    {

        billUV[0].x = 0; // top left

        billUV[1].x = 0; // bottom left

        billUV[2].x = uvOffset; // top right

        billUV[3].x = uvOffset; // bottom right

    }

}

 

Then set to your vertices

vertices[j*4+0] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(pos, color, billUV[0].x, billUV[0].y);

vertices[j*4+1] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(pos, color, billUV[1].x, billUV[1].y);

vertices[j*4+2] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(pos, color, billUV[2].x, billUV[2].y);

vertices[j*4+3] = CUSTOM_VERTEX(pos, color, billUV[3].x, billUV[3].y);

 

Look for example texture in attachment.

 

 

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