Ideation, Creation & Everything In Between
Today I have been working on tutorials for a flickering pixie effect in Maya. I have completed the first tutorial which uses particles and expressions to create this effect here are some of the stages I went through in the process.
At this stage I was shown how to add a particles into my scene and using 500 frames I was able to get this effect when I played the scene. In order to create a particle I had to use the dynamics tab and then particle, create emitter.
I was then shown how to change the shapes displayed from the emitter particle, In this case I had to use sprites.The next thing I had to do was change the direction and speed of the particles as well as create a ramp to control how to particles fade out.Once the pattern of the particles was set I then had to add a lambert and add a file image to the lambert in order the view the sparkles. I also had to add a noise to make the sparkles twinkle.
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