Join Andy Needham for an in-depth discussion in this video What can you do with the X-Particles plugin?, part of X-Particles 3 for Cinema 4D Essential Training.
- You might be asking, "What can I do "with this amazing plugin?" Well, you're only limited by your imagination, really. Let's look at a few examples. This is my website, and I used X-Particles on this project for the Sacramento Kings. It was a 3D court projection, and the main element where I used X-Particles was with where we needed some spiders crawling across the court, so let's just jump to that section now. And, about here. We got this big spider crawling out, and then, thousands of tiny little ones just covering the court.
And it was a lot of fun to do, and I think, couldn't have been done, certainly as efficiently, without X-Particles. So, let's move on to the Insydium website where we've got the gallery, where we're looking at some really great examples here, just to get you inspired. Let's take a look at a few of them. This one by Alan Demafles is great. We can see he's used the skinner and just going through.
This is a great example by Beeple, who is not very well-known on the Internet at all, in fact. He's great, obviously, he's done some amazing work, and does say daily, so this is a great example. And another guy here, Dino Muhic, he was a judge on the X-Particles Challenge Competition, which I started this year. He's a great X-Particles user. So, let's have a look at the Challenge website. And the challenge was to create something with X-Particles up to 300 frame animation, and we have some great prizes and a lot of response, so let's take a look at some of the entries here.
At the end of the competition, I put together all the entries into a reel, so let's just pick it up at this point here, and we can see a few of the examples that were submitted. (upbeat music) As you can see, a lot of variety in the entries there. And, if you want to find out more and see all of the entries, then you can just go onto the Vimeo group, where everything was hosted, and you can just check out a few of the examples here yourself.
So, now you've seen some examples of what you can create with X-Particles. Hopefully that's really inspired you to want to learn more. And to finish off this chapter, we're going to take a look at how we can quickly get up and running with the Quick Start Guide.
- Working with the Emitter tabs
- Adjusting particles with modifiers
- Creating visible particles
- Using sprites
- Colliding, freezing, and lighting particles
- Caching in X-Particles
- Applying constraints
- Adjusting materials settings
- Sculpting particles
- Saving and loading presets