black particles

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-10-24T06:50:16+00:00

I made a new simple animation using the blender particle system. I animated the particle emitter along a bezier curve, added a no physics particle set and also clicked the show dead particles to prevent them from dissapearing. For the light setup I used a sky node for the "world" and a plane with an emission material on the upper right.

you can download the blend file here

black particles

diffuse freeze

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-10-13T07:39:15+00:00

For this animation I used an animated material that changes the diffuse parameter of a glass material in cycles

you can download the blend file here

freeze diffuse

boolean experiment 3

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-10-07T06:09:17+00:00

I haven't used the boolean modifier for a while, so I made a new short experiment using it. for this video I used a bunch of boolean modifiers, an array modifier and a simple deform modifier

you can download the blend file here

boolean modifier experiment 3

How To render freestyle lines on a second Renderlayer using cycles

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-10-03T06:13:18+00:00

starting with blender 2.72 freestyle can be used in cycles too, without having to use tricks like layers with different renderers. Unfortunately there is no freestyle pass in the render layer anymore, so we canĀ“t use the line drawing of our scene in the compositor as easy as with the blender internal renderer. (by the time of writing 2.72 is not yet released - so currently I'm using 2.72-RC1 to create the screenshot)

what we can do to separate the lines and recombine it in the compositor is render it on a separate render layer.

freestyle and transparent

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dissolving smoke

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-09-29T06:09:56+00:00

for this animation I've used a Turbulence force field to whirl some no gravity dissolving smoke around. you can download the blend file here

dissolving smoke

purple smoke

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-09-26T05:33:35+00:00

This animation was created by accident. I played with the new smoke/fire material of the object/Quick Smoke menu in blender 2.72-RC and accidentally set one of the parameters to -2. I have no idea how or why this works but its definitely worth exploring further.

you can download the blend file here

purple smoke

freestyle cycles experiment 3

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-09-25T06:15:33+00:00

For this animation I used a build modifier on a cube and added a depth of field effect.

you can download the blend file here

freestyles cycles experiment

fluid intertwined pipe

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-09-24T05:49:48+00:00

I used a mesh from an extruded curve and a boolean modifier to create a glass cube with a intertwined pipe and filled it using the fluid simulator

you can download the blend file here

intertwined pipe

freestyle cycles 2

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-09-23T05:26:00+00:00

This animation was created using the blender 2.72 Testbuild, using freestyle and cycles to create some construction drawing like lines.

you can download the blend file here

construction drawing

freestyle cycles

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-09-22T05:22:03+00:00

For this animation I used the blender testbuild for version 2.72. To my delight you can use freestyle with cycles without any layering or scene tricks.

you can download the blend file here

freestyles cycles