Using particles to paint

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Using particles to paint

Post by Víctor Paredes » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:39 pm

This is a totally incomplete test, but I had this idea today and really wanted to show the concept here
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Basically, we can use particles to paint. There are 5 particle layers here. They simply move some strokes from left to right:
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Then the vector layers from each particle are distorted by a mesh.
So there are 5 meshes, one for each particle.
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It's not visible in this gif, but over all that there is another mesh which distorts all the other meshes. That allows to animate the face (and make the character blink, turn the head, etc)
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Re: Using particles to paint

Post by synthsin75 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:42 am

Wow, nice results. Looks like a lot of work.
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Re: Using particles to paint

Post by Greenlaw » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:54 am

Fantastic fun, Victor! Very clever use of particles. :)
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Re: Using particles to paint

Post by hayasidist » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:57 am

oh that is neat!
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Re: Using particles to paint

Post by jahnocli » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:22 am

I don't know which is spookier -- the particles crawling around Vincent's face, or seeing him smiling like some sort of simpleton! I have never thought of using particles to paint with, so kudos to you Victor, once again!
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Re: Using particles to paint

Post by chucky » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:13 pm

Ooof, I think I should have skipped the mushroom and cactus omelette this morning. :mrgreen:
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