Our old friend Stuart Christensen returns with a look at creating and animating a swarm of particles using Maya nParticles. Be sure to check out Stuart Christensen’s channel on youtube for more great tutorials.

There’s nothing creepier than a swarm of creatures or slimey goo! This tutorial by Stuart Christensen will guide you through some starting points and basic settings that you need to know in order to get your swarm on and make some super creepy swarms of your own. The mechanics are very simple, however there are infinite adjustments to make for the perfect look. So, play around with this concept and soon your brain will be swarmed with ideas to develop! Enjoy!