In this tutorial we cover the technique I developed in Xpresso to lock particles to one axis or another, but only one per particle. This isn't a new technique, it's not original either. I have no idea where I had seen it before but I know there are others that have done it.

Check out how Simon Fiedler does his version of this effect: (it's really cool!)

This is my approach. I hope it helps you.

Make sure to check out the blog for more tutorials:

Also make sure to check out the TP Toolkit to get started with Thinking Particles in a more creatively friendly approach:

Email me at or catch me on twitter @Samwelkertv if you have questions!

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