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rob
Particular flock of birds
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on Aug 25, 2005 at 5:46:44 pm

Does anyone know how i can get a flock of birds to follow a path like in the example on trapcodes site?

http://www.trapcode.com/movies/bbb.mov

Thanks for any help!
Rob


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Dave
Re: Particular flock of birds
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on Aug 26, 2005 at 1:54:42 am

Create a solid 100x100 or so, make it 3d layer, then animate its position thus
creating motion paths. Be sure to set it to orient along path with Y axis turned
90 degrees (flat side facing forward).

When you are happy with the results, use this layer as
the emitter in particular. You will need to adjust particle count, velocity and
etc. When you are done with that, turn off the visibility of the animated layer.

With the motion path created, you will have total control over how you want the
flock of birds move in apace.

Good luck




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Mylenium
Re: Particular flock of birds
on Aug 26, 2005 at 6:03:03 am

You need to play with the Velocity from Motion and Air resistance. If those are properly balanced, your birdies will swarm around the emitter and not be left behind. Also try the Radial Field to "capture" them.

Mylenium

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rob
Re: Particular flock of birds
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on Aug 26, 2005 at 2:29:00 pm

Thanks for your input. I've tried following what you had described and got as far as creatinga 100x100 image and creating motion a motion path for it. Do i then create a solid and apply Particular to it, referencing the file with the motion path?

I switched the orientation to 90 degrees but things are not looking right. The flock also seems to becoming from a central point and not from one side to another.

Thanks for any help.
Rob


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Dave
Re: Particular flock of birds
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on Aug 27, 2005 at 3:31:59 am

For particular, you'd want to create another comp sized solid.
Apply particular on this comp sized solid and in the emitter type,
choose the animated layer.

Now open up particles and choose your animated bird(single bird)as
custom particle. You will need to adjust the emitter x and/or z
to properly distribute the birdies.


Good luck


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