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.
Re: Swarm of Flies by Andy Neil 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.