yesterday i saw the russian movie "noznoidozor" in cinema.
the effects were amazing! in one scene there was a house and above a crowd of in disorder flying birds. is it possible do make such a scene with particle illusion? a particle emitter that copies the all the flying birds?
It's hard to say for sure without seeing the shot, but there are a few bird emitters in the February 2002 library that you might be able to use to do this. They mostly fly straight ahead, but you can adjust the Motion Randomness to make their behaviour a little wilder, and turning on Keep Aligned to Motion in the particle angle settings will get them to turn and face that direction.
now i know that the movie is called "nightwatch" in great britain and the usa.
i have uploaded a picture where you can see what i mean. http://www.free-webspace.biz/evotarget/birds.gif
if you have an other solution for me please don't hesitate to tell me...i'm also working with c4d.