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16-06-2003, 09:49 PM   #1
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Glowing Particles
I was wondering how one could make glowing particles to manufacture a fairy dust effect. Any ideas?
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16-06-2003, 10:14 PM   #2
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depending on what kind of particle type you choose, you can raise the glow attribute of the material that is assigned.
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16-06-2003, 10:32 PM   #3
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DAM! hehe...

Mike beat me to the post
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16-06-2003, 10:50 PM   #4
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Well ive messed around with all that stuff but im looking more for the results found here whereas they are particles for matteing. http://www.artbeats.com/prod/product.php?pg=1&id=201.

I was trying to use this artists instructions but i found that they skip alot of steps http://www.goat.com/alias/particles.html#fairydust.

Any help would be appreciated.
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19-06-2003, 12:28 PM   #5
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Pixie effect
well i remmember a lecture by Alex, how to create a pixie effect with particles thought ..... i have attached a picture with large brush stroke: i'll be fast and straight explaining how can u achieve the effect:

goto pain effect window and get the desired paint i selected

glows-->pixie

basically we are going to create a brush effect then instance it
to a omni emitter attached to a curve flow animation

thats the idea that.....i have abt it...

after selecting the brush draw it at the origin of the grid(its a long story why to place it on the origin) render ur scene if it gives u desired effects else draw another stroke as desire or maybe with a different brush so create an omni emitter and create a curve using a CV tools fpr the path then select the stroke and then the emitter goto

Amimation -- > Animate --> attach to path --> _|attach

lower the rate and increase its speed

keyframe the rate of the emitter if u need a different effect

select the paint effect stroke and the emitter goto ---> Dynamics and instance it,,,,,,

Render it and see the result .....

enjoy instancing !
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19-06-2003, 03:41 PM   #6
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Great tip Mind-raper!

Another tip along those lines, would be to paint like 10 or so ""pixie-dust" images at around 128x128 in size, then use them as instanced sprites from an omni emitter with a little bit of glow (possibly even with a noise expression on the glow intensity) and attach that to your path or object

For a "pixie-rain-dust" style effect, you could do the above, only combine the idea with our SM rain tutorial.

Great tips all!
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20-06-2003, 05:37 PM   #7
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killing the dust !
and if u want that your pixie dust should disappear,......
then u should da expression that i have posted in the sticky expression thread: here's da link !

http://www.forums.simplymaya.com/sho...&threadid=5601

enjoy dusting,,! kekekehehe !
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25-06-2003, 01:28 AM   #8
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thanks
Hey thanks for all the help. But mind_raper wasnt sure if you got my private message but i was wondering if that was a preset brush you were talking about under glows-->pixie because i dont seem to have it if it is in maya 5.0 (rage feel free to answer also if you know). Thanks again for all the tips and I will get cracking on all the cool effects that they entail soon.

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27-06-2003, 02:55 AM   #9
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I think he was joking, as I've never seen it.

HOWEVER, it might be a new PFX brush that I havn't seen yet, so don't take my word for it
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28-06-2003, 10:27 AM   #10
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hah ah that was quick Rage
hahahahahah that was good.rage yeah he's right
well it really does not exist in Maya 4.5 either
i just meant

glows --->>pixie(mean't whatever effect suits you better)

for the above example i used starglow
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28-06-2003, 05:40 PM   #11
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Cool m8!
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