I need to create a 3d field/cloud of words. Flythrough them straight on to arrive at a certain heading then fly through the heading to the next heading. Thats it.
I have approx 30 words, of differing colours/fonts, sizes and transparency, which need to be repeated throughout the 'cloud' to give a sense of overwhelming amount of words.
Its causing me alot of problems.
So - I duplicated my 30 layers lots (around 300 layers) and using DistributeLayers script I randomized the x and y positions within 500 and in z I staggered them about 200 apart each (perhaps too much?)
OK, so my layers are nicely in z depth and looking ok, but the comp has so many 3d layers it is unworkable. even at quarter res, purged memory etc evrytime I try and move a lyered I get beachballed (mac pro retina, 3 years old) Also my client has fed back that it needs MORE words!
Under a deadline and now really stuck with how to get this done, can anyone think of a better workflow for this?
Have attached pic of my working render for reference.
As you can see the layout is a bit messy, it does look better moving, but it's so slow to move the layers around now, Im struggling to improve it.
Thanks in adv!
ps. I tried using particular2 custom particles but couldn't get that to work, (custom particles too big)