Independent Particle Colors

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Re: Independent Particle Colors

Post by Luke100000 »

JJSax wrote: Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:59 pm
kicknbritt wrote: Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:13 am Why dont you just make a table that holds all the confetti particles, update all of them for things like movement of the confetti particles and then draw all of them using a SpriteBatch, setting thier individual colors with SpriteBatch:setColor( r, g, b, a )?
You mean something like creating a table of Or do something outside of love2d's particle system entirely?
Sorry, I really thought setQuads would use them randomly, not with the lifetime.
And kicknbritt also means the alternative I wrote above, so it might be the best solution: don't use the inbuilt particle system, make one yourself.

Here is one, rather basic and not optimized.

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particles = { }
spritebatch =, 256, "dynamic")

function newParticle(x, y)
	table.insert(particles, {
		color = {math.random(), math.random(), math.random()},
		x = x,
		y = y,
		ax = math.random()-0.5,
		ay = math.random()-0.5,
		rot = math.random()*math.pi*2,
		lifetime = math.random()+1.0,

function drawParticles()
	for d,s in ipairs(particles) do
		spritebatch:add(s.x, s.y, s.rot, 1.0, 1.0, yourSprite:getWidth()/2, yourSprite:getHeight()/2)

function updateParticles(dt)
	--note the reversed order to avoid errors when using table.remove
	for i = #particles, 1, -1 do
		local p = particles[i]
		p.x = p.x + * dt
		p.y = p.y + p.ay * dt
		p.ay = p.ay + dt
		p.lifetime = p.lifetime - dt
		if p.lifetime < 0 then
			table.remove(particles, i)
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Re: Independent Particle Colors

Post by kicknbritt »

Sorry for late reply.. aha. Something outside of a particle system.

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-- Create some confetti
local ConfettiList = {}
for i=1, #ConfettiList do
     -- Draw confetti with spritebatches here
Just saw Luke100000's post. 100% use his example
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