keeping track of the "age" of a point

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Is there a way to tag a point with its “age” in frames?

There is a count chop

what I have is a shattering piece of geometry,
I would like to track the “age” of the new shattered pieces

shouldn't I be able to hook up an attribute to the geo that

when an object shatters in dops its “age” is created as 0 and then use a chop network to increment a count on that object each frame?

I tried a simple version of this and it didn't seem to do anything I expected.

I've still got a lot to learn about chops..

thanks in advance

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i once need this…and i ended up using particle for that task
maybe u can do the same… create a particle for every cracked object

best regards
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Depends on what your doing exactly… have you looked at the sop solver in DOPS?
It accumulates values, I've used as a way counting in a sop context many times.

Here's some tutes on it:

http://vimeo.com/6660287 [vimeo.com]
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