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Old 04-12-2008, 05:33 AM   #1
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Hi, im trying to create text that has a cloud like appearance, and it would be nice if it could be animated to move and disperse. I found this tutorial- http://library.creativecow.net/artic...cow_clouds.php but it is for 3ds max. Is there a way of achieving the same effect in maya? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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you could create the text in 3d using nurbs or polys and then make the letters containers and fill them with fluids and animate 'em

how do you do that? i have no idea. i never bothered to learn fluids. oops.
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you could write the text with the particle tool and make the particles cloud.
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Thanks for the advice, I ended up creating the text and emitting Cloud particles from it, this produced a nice effect whilst keeping the specific font still recognisable.
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