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joey campbellpyrocluster question
by on Mar 20, 2014 at 11:06:19 am

Hi I'd like to show heat movement in a room.
Up until now I've been using a steam preset in particular in AFX to show the heat moving around the room.
Its not compositing well and I was wondering if there are some pyrocluster presets that can be downloaded and also if its possible for pyrocluster to follow a spline (as I'd like to show it moving in a circular motion - red/hot at the ceiling and cold/blue at the floor). I'm looking for a quickfix - am I crazy trying to attempt this in pyrocluster if I've never used it before ?

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Brian JonesRe: pyrocluster question
by on Mar 20, 2014 at 3:59:51 pm

you can definitely control the color based on distance (or age) with pyrocluster. Following a spline is function of the particles, not pyrocluster, that really is volumetric 'puffs' around a particle. So you would need TP particles or X-Particles to get the particles to follow your spline. There is a fair amount of control over the look but a limited number of built in presets so it helps to have some practice already as it's a definite learning curve.

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joey campbellRe: pyrocluster question
by on Mar 21, 2014 at 12:43:58 pm

Thanks Brian - will check that out

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