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Blender 3D 2.49 Incredible Machines by Allan Brito

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Chapter 9. Putting the Spacecraft to Fly and Shoot with Special Effects

In this chapter, we will use special effects to put our spacecraft in outer space and even make both weapons shoot! These effects will be created with a mix of particles and composition nodes that will generate the effects in a very short time. Both techniques and tools will help a lot in this project, and both can be used in other 3D modeling and rendering projects as well.

Blender particles

In the last versions of Blender 3D, the particle system received a huge upgrade, making it more complex and powerful than before. This upgrade, however, made it necessary to create more parameters and options in order for the system to acts. What didn't change was the need for an object ...

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