Particles > Instancer (Replacement) >
The options that follow are available when you select Particles > Instancer (Replacement) > . If you want to modify the options after you use the particle instancer, select the instanced particle object and display the Attribute Editor. Most of the options are in the Instancer Attributes section of the particle shape node tab. A few options are in the instancer node, available by clicking the instancer node tab in the Attribute Editor after you select the particle object. You can also select the instancer node in the Outliner.
If you set the Rotation settings for you particles, this option specifies whether the value is interpreted as degrees or radians. See particleShape node.
If you set the Rotation settings for your particles, this option sets the precedence order of rotation, for instance, XYZ, XZY, or ZXY. See particleShape node.
Level of Detail
Sets whether the source geometry appears at the particle locations or whether a bounding box or boxes appear instead. Bounding boxes speed up scene play.
Select from the following options:
If you select None and the Instanced Objects list has more than one object listed, only the first object listed will be used as the instanced object.
To use an order different than the Instanced Objects list, select None, create a custom attribute, select the custom attribute as input to the Object Index option (see particleShape node), then write a creation and runtime expression to set the custom attribute appropriately as the scene plays.
If you’re using an object sequence, enter the particle age interval at which the next object in the sequence appears. For example, a Cycle Step Size of 2 (seconds) displays the next object in the sequence at the frame where a particle’s age exceeds 2, 4, 6, and so on. See the Age attribute in particleShape node for details on how to alter the age of particles.
If you use an object sequence, you’ll typically use unanimated objects displayed in sequence. You can use animated objects effectively if you set the Cycle Step large enough to portray their animation.