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How to create a dizzy particle effect? (Shuriken)

Hello,

I am using the new particle system on Unity 3.5 and want to do an effect of a particle that rotates around one point like cartoon dizzy effect.

Something like this: http://us.cdn2.123rf.com/168nwm/andresr/andresr1103/andresr110300069/9043028-3d-dizzy-guy-with-stars-around-the-head--isolated-over-white.jpg

I got this at the moment: A particle system wiht a mesh hexagon shape.

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But i cannot create the effect, the particles dont rotate and dont know how to generate only 6 of it. Can anyone help me to create this effect?

Thanks.

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asked Apr 17 '12 at 11:42 AM

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You could simply use billboards (always facing the cam) and create an object with 6 of them that rotates over time, the container will rotate and the individual objects can have a script that make sure it faces the cam like transform.LookAt(Camera.main); or something like that.

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answered Apr 17 '12 at 06:07 PM

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Or you can just use 6 particle systems that use "local" space and emit only 1 particle, put them below an empty gameobject that is in the middle, and rotate the gameobject.

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answered Jul 24 '12 at 12:57 PM

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