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michael sills
Swarm of Flies
on Dec 26, 2011 at 7:48:42 pm

I'm in post production on a project. I'm curious if anyone can walk me through a way in Apple Motion to add a swarm of flies to a shot. I have a dead body and want to add flies swarming around it to add to the scene. Thanks.

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Andy Neil
Re: Swarm of Flies
on Dec 27, 2011 at 5:18:16 pm

Creating that kind of motion is simple in theory, but getting it to look right can take a lot of work.

I would start by creating a 3D particle emitter with a dark brown/black dot as my "fly." Make sure that no new flies are created and that their life is longer than the shot.

I would probably use a sphere emitter with a random fill. Then to move them, I would use a combination of simulation behaviors. I'd try random motion and vortex or wind. Mess with the parameters until you have something that you like.


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