Blender particle experiments - fluid particles

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-02-10T05:45:39+01:00

Blender has a very nice particle system which I used a lot recently. But I only scratched the surface of the possibillities the blender particle system offers. So I desided to make a series of short videos to explore the blender particle features.

In my first short video I changed the particle type to 'fluid'. This is not to be confused with the fluid simulation but generates particles that behave like a hight viscouse liquid. I used simple spheres to render the particles here

you can download the blend file here

blender fluid particles

Animating Array Modifiers

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-02-09T05:39:53+01:00

This is an animation using the blender array modifiers. I used 2 emties as control objects which get moved and twisted to bend and rotate the cubes

you can download the blend file here

a ghost made in blender

Face Distortion

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-02-08T05:26:51+01:00

For this animation I animated the smooth-modifier and set it to very extreme values. This completely distroyes the cube mesh in very intresting ways. The animation took 11h to render on my box - with is by far the longest render-time I had using blender so far

you can download the blend file here

a ghost made in blender


Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-02-06T05:28:40+01:00

A chili made from 4 bezier-curves and and one bezier-circle.

you can download the blend file here or you can download a hires version here


beziercurve experiment

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-02-05T21:05:17+01:00

This is a beziercurve experiment I made today. It came out a lot darker than I wanted it to be, but it looks quite ok to me as it is

you can download the blend file here

Ghost in 3D

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-02-03T04:46:11+01:00

I used my drawing from yesterday to model a ghost in blender. I used a transparent hollow object as an obstacle for the smoke simulator - which was kind of tricky because you have to make sure the smoke-emitter is significant smaller than the obstacle or else the smoke particles get stuck in the obstacle

you can download the blend file here

a ghost made in blender


Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-02-01T05:48:08+01:00

I made another animation that uses the blender dynamic paint system. This time I used several dynamic paint canvases on the same plane to trigger a displacement, and mask a texture that changes the normals of my material.

The sounds are generated using puredata.

you can download the blend file here or download the puredata file here

grow pure data patch

Blender Cloth Simulation

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-01-30T18:52:03+01:00

Today I played a bit with the blender cloth simulation.

you can download the blend file here

cloth simulation


Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-01-29T07:58:30+01:00

I rendered a virus in blender. I tried to recreate the look of a microscopic image by placing the light behind the object and making it translucent. I also added a very small depth of field.

you can download the blend file here

or a hires version of the image here


mask in blender

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-01-28T16:54:58+01:00

I modelled a mask in blender today

You can download the blender file here

I also added a hi-res render here