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Anyone in vfx using thinking particles?
show user profile  digs
I'm wondering what the deal is with them.. It seems that they're an all in 1 solution for dynamic fx, but are they a better solution than using a combination of rayfire, realflow, and fumefx, for example?

It seems like they're extremely versatile, and powerful
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8/15/2015 6:23:49 PM (last edit: 8/15/2015 6:23:49 PM)
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I've been looking into it recently for medical visualizations, for a mathematical nub like me it's hellish complex, but a must have workflow.

When you finally get the desired result it's bloody impressive.

#presets

:)

edit: not an all in one afaik, used in conjunction with.




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8/16/2015 2:35:58 PM (last edit: 8/16/2015 4:52:01 PM)
show user profile  digs
Im going to get get it.. 55 bucks a month is awesome
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8/16/2015 7:27:42 PM (last edit: 8/16/2015 7:27:42 PM)
show user profile  FX
Do you know the best place to ask questions ? the tp cebas forum is a ghost town...gazillions of 0 response posts. :/


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8/17/2015 2:56:34 PM (last edit: 8/17/2015 2:56:34 PM)
show user profile  digs
unfortunately no, that's why I asked here : ( movers just delivered all my furniture and stuff from the move, so Ill be busy until that's all sorted. I'd be interested to hear if you find any good sites though
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8/17/2015 2:59:21 PM (last edit: 8/17/2015 2:59:21 PM)
show user profile  FX
Nah, I've been looking for days, same story everywhere unless your a C4D user, everyone likes to show...no-one likes to share, maybe it's because of the complexity.

There seems no point in posting when there are so few answers.

I've been working on my effect for hours...so close, I just need to iron out a few quirks, but I simply don't have the TP knowledge to nail it down.


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8/17/2015 3:15:44 PM (last edit: 8/17/2015 3:17:55 PM)
show user profile  Dr_Jim
mmmmmm yes. People in VFX definitely are using TP !

Check out Allan McKay to name a few. TP is complicated as F*ck though....but amazing.....
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8/17/2015 5:40:40 PM (last edit: 8/17/2015 5:40:40 PM)
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Complex? ..damn right, I'm struggling, but strangely enough making progress...trial - error - patience and google :)

..tho' it does feel like 2 steps forward , one back most of the time.

One thing I am tiring of, is searching Google, finding a solution, but only for C4D and xpresso, or a 10 second demonstration of the effect I'm looking for but with no explanation.

All I need are the scene files...I can break it down and modify the variables :/



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8/17/2015 5:54:57 PM (last edit: 8/17/2015 6:07:52 PM)
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8/18/2015 12:57:41 AM (last edit: 8/18/2015 12:57:41 AM)
show user profile  Dr_Jim
Bug KB.....I know he used to do some really cool stuff with TP. He's not on much anymore but you can find him on FB......
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8/18/2015 12:58:54 AM (last edit: 8/18/2015 12:58:54 AM)
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8/18/2015 1:06:05 AM (last edit: 8/18/2015 1:06:05 AM)
show user profile  digs
haven't watched these yet but it looks promising
http://cgpress.org/archives/tuts_software/thinkingparticles-resources

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8/18/2015 5:50:14 PM (last edit: 8/18/2015 5:50:14 PM)
show user profile  FX
Nice one, it's the Plexus effect I'm trying to modify/adapt, I didn't realize there was a script for Max, maybe easier...will have a play.

thx




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8/18/2015 6:54:05 PM (last edit: 8/18/2015 6:54:05 PM)
show user profile  FX
This is the effect I'm diddling with, what I can't figure out is how to have better control where the particles are being generated from, each green box is a particle, I just can't manage to tame it down and get precise placement / generation of the particles.

It's basically the Plexus tutorial with some nodes deleted so the lines between the particles remain constant.






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8/18/2015 7:15:16 PM (last edit: 8/18/2015 7:15:16 PM)
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