It was always an ambitious attempt to mimic the nanomites.. :)
Couldn't resist sharing one of the most exciting old tests of mine. The idea was to create a swarm system that could crawl on the surface of any geometry using custom animated helpers. Was a great learning process. Haven't work much on the geo eating part. Thanks Anselm for the box#3 tuts. Those were the real kickstarter.
Software used: 3dsmax (pflow, box#3, fumefx, krakatoa)