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X-Particles (52 Tutorials)

In depth Fireworks

In Depth: Fireworks Extravaganza with Fun New Content

June 30, 2021

Each July 4 we update a collection of fun tutorials on making fireworks. Enjoy tutorials for Particular, Particle Illusion, X-Particles, more!

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X-Particles & Trails in Redshift Renderer by Equiloud

X-Particles & Trails in Redshift Renderer

March 8, 2021

Equiloud explains how to apply shaders to your particles in X-Particles and then make trails with Redshift. Created in Cinema 4D.

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Create a Liquid Donut using Cinema 4D, X-Particles, and Octane

Create a Liquid Donut using Cinema 4D, X-Particles, and Octane

March 8, 2021

Create liquid donut with Cinema 4D + X-Particles. Learn the basics of FluidFX. Fill any object with water-like particles. Tut by 3DBonfire.

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X-Particles Tutorial | Knitting 3D Effect Tutorial

3D Knitting with X-Particles in Cinema 4D

March 8, 2021

Cedric Fangeat walks you through how to create a knitting effect with Insydium X-Particles with Maxon Cinema 4D. Check out his Instagram too.

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In Depth: Rain Generators

In Depth: Rain Generators

October 14, 2020

It has been cloudy here all day and is just starting to sprinkle here so I thought it might be a good time to update this article with some new information.  Added June 13, 2016: Next Limit Realflow, Insydium X-Particles, a Boris tutorial, and more examples.

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After Effects: Easily Create a Complex Flocking System

After Effects: Easily Create a Complex Flocking System

October 2, 2018

Joe Clay from Workbench explains an easy way to create a complex flocking system by using expressions in Adobe After Effects.  This is a great technique for animating particles, a school of fish, a flock of birds or even a colony of bats!

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Medical Animations & Tutorials Roundup for Maya, Cinema 4D, After Effects

Medical Animations & Tutorials Roundup for Maya, Cinema 4D, After Effects

March 26, 2018

The human body is still such an enigma and there are so many technical, yet beautiful, 2D and 3D animations that help to visualize those microscopic mysteries. We had a question about some methods of creating cells and other microscopic elements. First, we have some gorgeous examples to inspire you, followed by a few tutorials for various host applications.

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Cinema 4D: Animate Growing Foliage with X-Particles

Cinema 4D: Animate Growing Foliage with X-Particles

March 13, 2018

Want to populate your scenes with animated growing vegetation? This step-by-step tutorial from Rob Redman shows you how, using X-Particles in Cinema 4d.

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Procedural Growing Frost Cinema 4D & X-Particles + Creating a Realistic Ice Material in Arnold 5

Procedural Growing Frost Cinema 4D & X-Particles + Creating a Realistic Ice Material in Arnold 5

December 26, 2017

Daniel Danielsson is a Freelance Director / Motion Designer who is based in Hertfordshire, which is north of London, England. I’m not sure how much snow and ice they get there, but Daniel has some fantastic Cinema 4D tutorials on creating frost and ice.

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Brain Cells

Brain Cells

June 13, 2017

Motionsquared has a breat tutorial on creating brain cells in Cinema 4D. I used this tutorial in a project last year. Super useful tutorial. Scroll to the end of the page for the tutorials.

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Cell Dividing: Adobe After Effects Tutorial

Cell Dividing: Adobe After Effects Tutorial

June 13, 2017

Caleb Ward explains how to visualize cell division in After Effects.

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Medical Animation Tutorial – Creating a simple cell model in Maya

Medical Animation Tutorial – Creating a simple cell model in Maya

June 13, 2017

Annie Campbell (a relative of Nicks?) explains how to create red blood cells with Maya and After Effects. Scroll down the page to tutorials to find it.

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Sub Surface Scattering, Blurry Reflections, X-Particles, Physical Render and Blurry Transparency

Sub Surface Scattering, Blurry Reflections, X-Particles, Physical Render and Blurry Transparency

June 13, 2017

Nick Campbell explains how to create some cells with Cinema 4D and X-Particles. Scroll down the page to tutorials section. 

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Burning Question: Medical Animations

Burning Question: Medical Animations

June 13, 2017

The human body is still such an enigma and there are so many technical, yet beautiful, 2D and 3D animations that help to visualize those microscopic mysteries. We had a question about some methods of creating cells and other microscopic elements. First, we have some gorgeous examples to inspire you, followed by a few tutorials for various host applications.

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Working With Octane’s Random Color Shader and X-Particles

Working With Octane’s Random Color Shader and X-Particles

August 3, 2016

Learn how to use the random color shader in Octane so that it works with X-Particles, giving you a unique color for each particle in a group.

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