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Fantasy Fireflies VFX Shot (Boids Particle System)


Darkfall writes:

This is the edited version of the Third Live Stream. We will be creating a fantasy style shot similar to something we have done previously.

This time, we will be using a Live Action Shot instead of a fully CG environment. We will be using the Boids Physics Type for our Particle System and with a few tweaks we can achieve something really cool. Once you are happy with the Motion you can Bake and move on to Compositing.

For some added Variation and Interest, we add a keyframe for the strength value for each of the "Fireflies" and then add a Modifier to make the Light Flicker.

Using the Graph editor, not only can get get a cool flickering effect but with a simple adjustment we can get a whole bunch of variations.

You can then Render out a PNG image sequence then composite it all together in post or just continue on and add your final touches.

If you make something awesome with the Boids be sure to post a link in the comments below or post a link in our Facebook Group.

Hopefully you guys enjoyed this and as always thanks for watching.

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John Brook

I make Youtube tutorials for blender Users. From CG and VFX to Animations, Shorts and Asset Creation. I upload tutorials once a week along with any assets we create for you to use in your own projects.

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