Particles (215 Tutorials)

How to Choose the Right 3D Rendering Software

In Depth: How to Choose the Right 3D Rendering Software #3drenderer UPDATED

September 26, 2023

There are so many renderers available out there, and how does an artist know what to choose? Learn what the different renderers offer.

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Create Rain in X-Particles with xpRainRig – INSYDIUM Fused

August 23, 2023

In this week’s Top Tip, Bob Walmsley shows you the xpRainRig in X-Particles to spawn particles that collide with scene geometry.

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light your layer on fire

Light Your Layer on Fire with Particle Illusion and Continuum

August 15, 2023

Light Your Layer on Fire, a new tutorial from Boris FX’s John Dickinson about creating flaming text with Particle Illusion in Continuum in AE

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X-Particles xpShatter Recursion - Top Tip Tuesday

X-Particles xpShatter Recursion – Top Tip Tuesday

July 27, 2023

Learn how to use X-Particles xpShatter Recursion with a step-by-step of setting up dynamic layers of shattering that trigger recursively.

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FumeFX Drone Aiming & Firing

FumeFX Drone Aiming & Firing – 3ds Max & Arnold

July 18, 2023

Learn how to create a drone that is firing lasers at a running robot using FumeFX 6 for 3ds Max. Plus, plant scattering and sand creation.

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Particle Illusion 2023.5

How to use the New features in Particle Illusion 2023.5

June 14, 2023

Particle Illusion 2023.5 includes new masking, trails, and color gradient presets. John Dickinson gives you an overview.

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Hydraulic Erosion in X-Particles

June 6, 2023

Bob Walmsley shapes a realistic mountain range with erosion using the TerraformFX tfErosion filter in X-Particles Hydraulic mode in Cinema 4D.

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mona lisa thinkingparticles

From Mona Lisa to Mesmerizing Particles: thinkingParticles 7.3 + ME-L

May 30, 2023

Explore the immense potential of cebas thinkingParticles 7.3 and ME-L for creating impressive particle clouds.

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nexus particles display

NeXus Particle Display: X-Particles

May 11, 2023

Learn about the NeXus Particle Display Modes in X-Particles, the quirks of some modes. Then learn how to generate geometry for rendering.

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creation effects wisp tutorial

Creation Effects: Wisp Tutorial

May 10, 2023

This tutorial will show you how to create moving trails of 3D particles in After Effects, using the Wisp template from Creation Effects.

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thinkingParticles SplinePool & ME-L Features

thinkingParticles SplinePool & ME-L Features

May 2, 2023

Explore how to create gorgeous visual effects with the new ME-L access to the SplinePool Node of cebas thinkingParticles 7.3 Service Pack 1!

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Crystal Shatter

Crystal Shatter with INSYDIUM Fused, Parts 1 & 2

April 14, 2023

Create a dynamic particle simulation exploding from the core of a crystal using xpShatter, MeshTools, and other modifiers in INSYDIUM Fused.

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Top Tip Tuesday: xpMultiSpawn in X-Particles

March 21, 2023

xpMultiSpawn is an X-Particles modifier that will allow you to create layers of particle spawning with just one emitter!

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Create Colored Pyro Smoke with Houdini & Redshift

Create Colored Pyro Smoke with Houdini & Redshift

March 21, 2023

Tim from helloluxx gives you a demonstration of how to create simple, beautiful colored pyro smoke with Houdini and Redshift.

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Motion Inheritance with X-Particles in Cinema 4D

Motion Inheritance with X-Particles in Cinema 4D

March 14, 2023

Learn about Motion Inheritance with xpTurbulence in X-Particles and how to set up the emitter so that the motion affects the particle trail.

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