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daniel ruedahow do they animate this?
by on Aug 1, 2010 at 6:00:36 pm

Hello everyone.

I am trying to animate a bunch of butterflies like they do on this video.

When the girls fart the butterflies, they have this natural looking movement, that I dont know how to achieve...

do they use expressions for this?

I know how to brake down and animate a butterfly, but here there are so many of them and with a natural looking movement...I was thinking about linking a butterfly to a particle (using particular)...I dont know if this can be done...

anyaway thanks for your responses and guidance

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adam taylorRe: how do they animate this?
by on Aug 2, 2010 at 10:31:29 am

i think Particular is your best bet to recreate the effect.

You need to have your butterfly animation within a separate comp on your timeline. In particular you need to pick your particle type as a Sprite, then open the Texture and set the layer to the butterfly comp, time sampling to random loop.

As for the actual initial wind force - thats up to you to achieve, but i would certainly try experimenting with the air resistance and wind in the physics options.

good luck

Adam Taylor
Video Editor/Audio Mixer/ Compositor/Motion GFX/Barista
Character Options Ltd
Oldham, UK

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Michael SzalapskiRe: how do they animate this?
by on Aug 2, 2010 at 1:46:11 pm

It also wouldn't hurt to mess with some of the Air Physics settings like the turbulence fields.

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