MECwhispy is a fast and simple to use python tool to create whispies/airparticles/underwater bubbles/general atmosphere feeling along a camera path. It analyses the camera, uses standard noise or file inputs as a texture and gives some randomise/fadeout options. You can download it on Nukepedia and find some more information and a preview video > here <
At Pixomondo we have a little challenge going on in our comp department. Fabian Holtz challenged everyone to create a tool by only using one expression node that creates a circle with different size/falloff that can be repeatedly tiled and also offset. It was quite fun and is just way faster than any combination of nodes could ever be. Here’s the > code <
As Maya doesn’t provide an internal strands-system, I thought I might as well write a small python script that fakes this kind of feature. You can see the spheres (dynamic movement) followed by simple geometry generated by the script – and then the whole thing rendered with a simple vray setup to test everything out.