Using Filter to Control Particles in RealFlow

In this series of lessons we'll learn how to use the filter daemon to separate our particles into multiple emitters that we can then individually control with exclusive links. Software required: RealFlow 5 and up.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 31, 2010
Duration
43m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 31, 2010
Duration
43m
Description

In this series of lessons we'll learn how to use the filter daemon to separate our particles into multiple emitters that we can then individually control with exclusive links. This gives us an incredible amount of control that would have to script in otherwise. We'll begin this project by setting up our initial objects, emitters, and daemons. Once we have everything ready to go, we'll introduce our filter daemon and examine exactly how it works, and how we can use it to move particles into different emitters. Once we have the filter daemon working, we can use exclusive links to affect our emitters in various ways. We'll then look at various attributes and ways of changing particle values to show the vast range of different methods we can use to filter particles. We'll then combine our knowledge along with a few more daemons to create an interesting effect. Software required: RealFlow 5 and up.

About the author
About the author

Chris is a VFX author at Pluralsight. Along with creating and recording training, he also manages the support team and works closely with the production development team. He began his career working freelance and quickly realized that he wanted to find a company where he could use his talents to help people succeed in the CG industry.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Chris with Digital-Tutors, a Next Limit certified training partner. In this series of lessons, we'll learn how to use the Filter Daemon to separate our particles into multiple emitters that we can then individually control with exclusive links. This gives us an incredible amount of control that we would have to script in otherwise. We'll begin this project by setting up our initial objects, emitters and daemons. Once we have everything ready to go, we'll introduce our Filter Daemon and examine exactly how it works and how we can use it to move particles into different emitters. Once we have the Filter Daemon working, we can use exclusive links to affect our emitters in various ways. We'll then look at attributes and ways of changing the particle attribute values to show the vast range of different methods we can use to filter particles. We'll then combine our knowledge along with a few more daemons to create an interesting effect. This series of lessons will show how we can use the Filter Daemon to accurately control our particle interactions and movement This will allow us to gain a new level of specific controls over our particles. So with that, let's go ahead and get started.