As a student you will learn everything from basic setup and placement of particles to advanced workflow where you use different types of particles, force and combined particle systems.
Since particles is a very big topic, I will not explain fundamentals of Blender. You must know your Blender at basic level to get the most out of this course.
This course is for you that really want to take advantage of the powerful particle system that exists in Blender.
It will go through all aspects like placing and rotating the particles, coloring them, using the different types of physics, how the different forces works together with the particle system, how texture can be used in different ways to influence the particles and how you can use Dynamic Paint to create stunning visuals. It also shows how you create new particles from particles.
In short... all you need to know about the Emitter particles.
There is also a huge amount of .blend files that you can build your knowledge from and that helps you understand all aspects.
You should have basic knowledge on how to use Blender since all focus will be on explaining the particles and the things interacting with particles, but not on how to create objects, model simple things or adding materials. Those things are something you already should be familiar with.
Who this course is for:
If you want to build cities, create forests, make magic wands throw visual spells, create large flocks of moving animals, birds or if you are just curious of what particles can do, then this course is for you.
7 sections • 36 lectures • 8h 26m total length
Using children of type "Simple"
How to see "Halo" particles
How to use textures
Place your tiles!
Pac-Man, part 1. Place the items.
Intro to Newtonian.
Intro to Keyed
Intro to Boids
Intro to Fluid
Next level of Boids
Intro to Forces in general.
Intro to the force "Force"
Intro to the force "Wind" and some goodies.
Intro to the force "Vortex" and a little about "Metaballs"
Intro to the force "Magnetics"
Intro to the force "Harmonic" and also some viewport tricks.
Intro to the Force "Charge"
Intro to the force "Lennard-Jones"
Intro to the force "Texture"
Intro to the force "Curve-Guide" and also how you use forces with curves.
Intro to the force "Turbulence"
Intro to the force "Drag"
Intro to the force "Smoke Flow"
Example of the type Weight in Dynamic Paint
...and there was glass shatter!
Creating particles from particles (ParticleInstance)
I work on daily basis with Blender and already from my early start, I have been fascinating in how you can create realistic materials right out from nowhere.
I have gone from being "me" to being "Blender Insight... the material guru" on the internet and my goal is to teach everybody that are using Blender, the strength this tool has when it comes to materials.