Blender particle experiments - particle-info node

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-09-11T04:30:36+02:00

For this part of my blender particle experiments I used the new ParticleInfo-Node in the Cycles material editor to generate a material that changes over the lifetime of a particle

in the current testbuild the particle-node still has some issues like crashing when the emitter is hidden or setting the particle lifetime to zero on the frame before the particle gets removed, but I really like it

this won't be the last animation I made using it - for sure :-)

you can download the blend file here

cycles particle info node

Blender particle experiments - black fluid

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-09-07T05:06:03+02:00

For this blender particle experiments I made another set of fluid particles that cover a sphere. This time I also animated the particles using ShapeKeys

you can download the blend file here

black fluid

blender particle experiments - spherical bounce

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-09-02T09:39:25+02:00

For this part of my blender particle experiments I made some particles bounce of a spherical object. The effect was generated using a spherical object that acts as a forcefield and a obstacle to the particles. The particle system needs to have the gravity turned of.

you can download the blend file here

dupliverts

Blender particle experiments - spherical fluid

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-08-31T16:24:57+02:00

For this part of my blender particle experiments I made some fluid particles that are floating around an invisible sphere

To make the particles float on the spherical surface I added a sphere and made it invisible. Then I added a forcefield and set the strength to -1. I turned of the gravity for the particles and made the sphere a collision object.

you can download the blend file here

fluid

Blender particle experiments - bubbles

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-08-30T16:44:33+02:00

in this part of my blender particles experiments I used particle-textures to change the size and the location of the particles

you can download the blend file here

bubbles

Blender particle experiments - growing

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-08-29T06:10:22+02:00

Its been a while since I used particles and the BI-Renderer for the last time - so I made a particle experiment again

for this blender particle experiment I used a cached particle system and rendered the particles using a strand material

you can download the blend file here

growing

how to remove the blender default-cube with style - part 2 - burn it

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-06-26T05:48:46+02:00

When starting a blender scene almost everybody removes the default cube. This is kind of sad and therefore I started thinking about who to remove it with style.

in this part I removed the default cube using an animated cycles material to make it burn

more to come ...

this is my day 26 project for 30DaysOfCreativity

you can download the blend file here

cube burning

how to remove the blender default-cube ... with style (part1)

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-06-24T08:24:23+02:00

When starting a blender scene almost everybody removes the default cube. This is kind of sad and therefore I started thinking about who to remove it with style.

for this part I dissolved the default-cube into lots of smaller cubes and made them slowly fade into non-existence

more to come ...

this is my day 24 project for 30DaysOfCreativity

you can download the blend file here

cube dissolving

cube destruction

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-06-18T06:05:19+02:00

I used a bunch of cubes and a forcefield to make a nice slow-mo destruction animation

this is my day 18 project for 30daysofcreativity

you can download the blend file here

cube destruction

blender curve experiements - fuze

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-05-15T05:26:56+02:00

For this part of my blender curve experiments I animated a fuze using dynamic paint and a particle system

you can download the blend file here

fuze