Creating Particle Simulations
Particle simulations are a mainstay of visual effects work and are generated within 3D and compositing programs. Particle simulations are able to recreate a wide range of fluid, semi-fluid, vaporous, combustive, and shattered-surface substances and events. For example, particle simulations are used to create water, mud, sparks, fire, smoke, dust, explosions, and debris (Figure 6.1).
This chapter includes the following critical information:
• Review of built-in particle plug-ins
• Creating dust puffs, sparks, smoke, and water with particle effects
• Review of third-party plug-ins and an introduction to ...