AN experiment - mesh from particles

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-06-12T05:20:03+02:00

For this animation I used the latest beta of the animation nodes 2.0 addon, to create polygons form particles using the KVTree nodes

you can download the blend file here

mesh from particles

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Dynamic Paint particle growth

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-04-12T05:50:44+02:00

For this animation I used a dynamic paint canvas on a plane that emits hair particles based on a wet map. I used another particle system as the dynamic paint brush

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blackfluid

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-04-03T06:31:51+02:00

For this animation I used some fluid particles and created a surface using the cubesurfer addon for blender

you can download the blend file here

Blackfluid

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AN experiment - force field curl clusters

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-03-21T06:16:49+01:00

For this animation I used a particle system influenced by a curl field and used the animation nodes cluster template to create the network connections

you can download the blend file here

curl noise cluster

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twisted torus particles

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-03-08T09:21:21+01:00

I used the twisted torus shape of the Extra Objects addon in blender as an emitter for a particle sytstem

you can download the blend file here

twisted torus

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particle density volumetric material

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-02-23T07:43:08+01:00

I made a volumetric material in cycles based on particle density. The particle set I used is influenced by a turbulence force field. I used a small ico-sphere as a particle object and added an emission shader. I noticed a pretty noticable offset between the particles and the volume material that changes over time - I'm not sure yet where that offset comes from, but I think it still looks pretty.

you can download the blend file here

density volume material

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glowing plates

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-01-11T05:49:31+01:00

for this animation I wanted some glowing panels to light up in a random order. So I created a particle set and used the particle index and compared it to the current frame index using a "less than" Node. Based on that comparison I switch between a diffuse- and an emmision-Shader by using the result of the comparison as the mix factor.

you can download the blend file here

glow plates

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curl noise ring

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-12-20T06:54:25+01:00

For this animation I made a ico-sphere follow a circular path while emitting particles. The particles have gravity removed from the field weight and use no velocity vector. The only reason they move is a turbulence forcefield with a curl factor of 1

you can download the blend file here

curl noise ring

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cuircuitboard noise pattern

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-12-06T05:09:06+01:00

I saw a hudini video tutorial a few weeks ago that shows how to use a noise field to create particle trails that look like electronic schematics. I really liked the effect and recreated it using a small processing script. To create the effect I set up some particles, that use a noisefield to influence their velocity. Before the velocity is added to the particles potion the vector is normalized and then each component is converted to an integer value - this limits the values to the x and y component to -1,0 and 1. The resulting vector is then scaled to the original length of the vector and added to the position of the particles.

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cuircuitboard noise pattern

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flow field fluid

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-12-05T04:50:27+01:00

For this animation I created a particle simulation with fluid particles emitted from an icosphere. The particles are emitted along the y-axis and hit a forcefield, with the flow parameter set to 0.1. I used the cubesurfer addon by pytoevil to create a mesh from the particles.

you can download the blend file here

flow fluid

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