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Creating An Insect Swarm Using Shape Keys & Particles


Christina Myrvold writes:

In this week's POLYCOSM video we show you how to take a 2D insect design, translate it into 3D, animate using shape keys and finally create an insect swarm using Blender particles.

Here is the work file, if you wish to take a closer look at the animations or play around with the physics settings.

Happy Blending!

About the Author

Christina Myrvold

Hello! My name is Christina Myrvold, and I am a Norwegian M.A. graduate and seasoned professional Freelance artist based in Glasgow, United Kingdom. I work primarily with 2D cover illustrations, but use Blender as a base for all of my projects. I also run an educational 2D/3D-focused YouTube channel called POLYCOSM with my partner and fellow artist, Omercan Cirit: I am open to discuss any projects, big or small. Feel free to contact me with work, or questions, at any time at [email protected]


  1. WesleySales3d on

    Very good videos, with a lot of knowledge.
    Thank you for making them. I already subscribed to the channel! :D

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