I am making a video of two game contestants and need to create the effect of hundreds of balls falling and crushing the losing contestant. How do i get balls to fall down and pile on top of one another, forming a mountain?
How realistic are you intending for this to look? This is something that, if you desire realism, would be much better to shoot practically (with a dummy or stunt person, depending on the type of balls you want).
If you're creatinga cartoony look, it could be relatively simple. You could use your favorite particle filter (Particular is a good one) with a custom particle of a ball and have it pouring balls down. Then, on separate layers, you could create the forming pile.
What are you actually going for?
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