Making a thruster shape with particles

Hi,

I’d like to know how I could make a thruster effect in Unity. I know how to create a particle system with velocity, etc… But how could I make the particle system grow smaller as it emits, just like a thruster, with an ellipsoid particle emitter?

Check out this example to see what I mean about the thruster particle system growing smaller: Mine Lander

Thanks! :slight_smile:

Here’s the tutorial from the WebPlayer link you posted : CG Cookie | Learn Blender, Online Tutorials and Help - CG Cookie | Learn Blender, Online Tutorials and Feedback

I’m not familiar with the new shuriken particle system, but there’s alot of tutorials out there, just a couple :

and here’s a page from the Unify Community : http://wiki.unity3d.com/index.php/Particle_Spiral_Effect

Also :

http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/123688-Trail-effect-for-spaceShip-thrurster

http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/64227-Jet-rocket-engine-effect

http://cgcookie.com/unity/2012/02/13/unity-particles-getting-started-with-particles/