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Anime style dust cloud

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Under: Tutorials
Hey all!



In some anime shows, there is a dust cloud that follows some explosions that looks a lot like this. I've wanted to do it for a while, but only got the release to give it a shot last night, after downloading Animation Nodes. I don't know 100% how Animation Nodes work, but I have to say, that it does take some getting used to and there is definitely a need for tutorials, hahaha. Having said that, you don't need animation nodes for this tutorial, though they do make things a lot easier!

So, without further delay, here is the tutorial on how to make this type of explosion cloud!


PRAISE GOD for this result!

GOD is so awesome!! These days, it seems, almost as soon as HE gives me revelation on how to do something, HE has me do a video on it, hahaha.

This one came about a different way. For a while, I had been exploring the issue of smoke and clouds (just look at my videos) and this was a step above. I saw a video by Wasili Novratidis just over a week ago, and as I watched it, GOD gave me the download on how to tackle this problem and, as usual, it worked!

Back then, I wanted to do it using this method on the GuruBlog, by Nikolaus Gradwohl. While it is an extremely cool method, I honestly could not remember how to stick it together and GOD did not allow me to find the above link until writing this, BUT! HE did give me a solution - Animation Nodes.

Animation Nodes is a free add-on for Blender, that allows you a lot of flexibility that you will not be able to gain without scripting knowledge - the author even states that it is a visual scripting tool. You can find the add-on here on BlenderArtists, or if the post gets archived, directly from Jacques Lucke on GitHub.
   Like I said in the video, you only click on Download Zip, go into Blender > User Preferences > Add-ons > Install From File and then select the zip to install from and tick the box to enable it. Extremely simple and very quick to do and always at your own risk, as all recommendations are.

Long story short, the video in the beginning of the post was the first good result. It has some short comings, but because you as the user would now have the building blocks you need, you can take it further - which is what the tutorial is - giving you the tools to go get the result you want.

Biggest thanx to GOD for helping me with this. Without HIM, none of this would be possible! :D

Know JESUS yet? GOD is reaching out to you through these videos. HE loves you more than you can imagine and wants you to know HIM. Not because HE's lonely, but because HE loves you and paid a heavy price to enable you to go to Heaven, where HE is. See, we all have sinned in some way shape or form. That makes us guilty before GOD. If you have ever said that you hated someone, in GOD's standard, you have committed murder (James 4). If you've ever looked on a person with lustful thinking, you've already committed fornication with them in your heart and you are then guilty of sexual impurity. If you were to face GOD on judgement day, saying: "I was a good person" will be a void argument, just like it would be before a human judge. GOD knew that we would have to pay that penalty and that we could not pay it, even if we tried, but sent JESUS to pay the price for us. Your sins were put on HIM and the forgiveness that is there for you was by no means cheap - the cross was not padded and comfortable, neither was the death.
But, HE was raised up on the third day (after being crucified) and finished the work so that we may enter through HIM paying the penalty we were supposed to pay, but it is only valid for you, if you accept it and live for HIM.
If that is you today, please, follow this prayer:
"JESUS, I believe that YOU are real and I believe YOU died for me and was raised on the third day for me. Please forgive me for my many sins. I make YOU the LORD of my life, full time and to fill me with YOUR HOLY SPIRIT. Teach me how to live for YOU, help me become what YOU have made me to be, in JESUS' Name! Amen!"

To find out more, you can check out this link:
http://www.crossallegiance.org/knowJesus.html
It gives you access to free Bible translations, free teaching videos and more. Remember, this is a decision with eternal consequence, choose life, choose JESUS. :D

Have a great one!!!

Thank YOU!!!!!!

In : Tutorials 


Tags: god  jesus  holy spirit  blender  anime  cloud  explosion  dust cloud  particles  animation nodes  particles on particles  opengl  blender render 

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