Well … sorry to bother you again Renase but I’ve stumbled across a problem again ://
Up to this point all my particle effects have been explosions. They all were set up with the following settings.
When I needed to use an explosion I would just attach it to my scene and call particleManager.forceRespawn(). This works great. No slows downs or anything.
Just yesterday I decided to add a spark effect to the ship when it gets low on health. Unlike the explosions I need this effect to loop. I also wanted to set the particle manager to control the flow of particles so that only a few come out at a time.
I used the following settings:
With these new spark effects there is a noticeable lag before the effect starts. It almost appears as though the effect is being re-generated rather than using the one I already created on startup. The more particles I have in the spark the longer the lag.
If I change the settings to be RT_CLAMP then there is no slow down but then the sparks only go off once and stop as opposed to looping which is what I was hoping for.
Any idea what might be going on?