here is the tutorial I promised :)
In this tutorial we are going to create some scenes, that you can see here: vimeo.com/46256081
We use Cinema 4D, After Effects and Element 3D from Video Copilot for this.
Below are some links to some plugins and add ons, that I mentioned in the movie.
New Default “Still” mode in Layer Emitter Sampling to be used if a still image is used as a Layer Emitter.
Newly Renamed Transform World controls as to differentiate them from the Emitter controls. Useful for writing expressions unique to this control.
There is a new “Lights Unique Seeds” control in Emission Extras to allow unique random seeds for each light emitter in scenes with multiple lights emitting particles.Random Seed needs to be set to 65536 or higher for this to work.
Unique Light Seeds also affects Streaklet random seed so that different lights get different Streaklet appearance.
A new “Particle Amount” feature under Rending allows you to quickly change the amount of particles shown for previewing when Particles/sec is keyframed.
The maximum visible particles has been raised to 20million.
New Layer Emitter mode RGB-XYZ Velocity that allows particles to get their velocity from the RGB of the Layer Emitter.
The “Affect position” control in Turbulence in the Physics controls now goes into negative numbers for a greater range of control.