blender particle experiments - text

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-03-19T05:31:27+01:00

for this blender particle experiment I pixelized a text string using a remesh modifier and transfered It using a curve-guide force field.

you can download the blend file here

particle text

blender particle experiments - particle tree

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-03-15T07:40:50+01:00

This tree is made from 4 particle emitters that are moved along a curved track. The particles are taken from a group and have a lifetime of 1.

you can download the blend file here

particle tree

blender particle experiments - light streaks

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-03-13T05:26:03+01:00

for this part of my blender particle experimenets I made some lightstreaks using a forcefield, that drags the particles along a curve.

you can download the blend file here

light streaks

blender particle experiments - frozen particles

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-03-06T05:02:24+01:00

for this part of my blender particle experiments I made a still image of particles frozen in an cube of ice. The image has been rendered with cycles - I really like the glass and metal materials.

you can download the blend file here

or you can download a hi-res version here

frozen particles

blender particle experiments - displacement

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-03-05T06:16:52+01:00

For this part of my blender particle experiments I used a texture to change the displacement of the vertices and the speed of the particles that drive the explosion modifier.

This way you can make certain areas of a mesh bend outwards before you make them explode.

you can download the blend file here

dancing little stars

blender particle experiments - dancing little stars

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-03-04T09:11:58+01:00

for this part of my blender particle experiments I made some little stars dance - using a boid particle system

you can download the blend file here

dancing little stars

blender particle experiments - splash

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-03-02T06:19:53+01:00

for this part of my blender particle experiments I experimented a bit with particles as a dynamic paint brush - which is really cool and enables a whole range of new effects.

I also added a softbody object to have something that generates the splash

you can download the blend file here

splash

blender particle experiments - indirect light with group particles

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-03-01T06:13:25+01:00

For this part of my blender particle experiments I played a bit with group particles - but this time I didn't use it to make the particle system pick some particles at random. I used it to group a cube and a light to make the shadows below the cube particle to simulate indirect lighting

you can download the blend file here

dissolving cone

blender particle experiments - forcefield

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-02-29T06:02:16+01:00

For this part of my blender particle experiments I dissolved a bunch of cubes that are stacked up as a cone.

To move them around I added a turbulence forcefield and to dissole the particles I added a particle texture that changes the size.

you can download the blend file here

dissolving cone

blender particle experiments - exploding sphere

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-02-28T06:09:01+01:00

In this part of my blender particle experiments I made a sphere explode - and added some light effects - and dust - and a glare effect - and a green glow - and it is in slow-motion :-)

you can download the blend file here

exploding sphere