Dave Bergin Creates Fiber-Optic Particle Trails With X-Particles in Cinema 4D.
“We’re going for that fiber optic look!” Says Bergin (CG Shortcuts) of his latest tutorial that plays with creating particle trails using X-Particles in Cinema 4D. X-Particles represents the definitive particle plugin for C4D. It’s a fantastic tool that keeps getting better with each development cycle. X-Particles goes way beyond particles and emitters moving into fluid based systems for fire, smoke, and explosions.
This fiber-optic look of trails isn’t unique to X-Particles, you can also create them using Cinema 4D’s built-in particle tools. A little while ago Niels ten Hulsen showed how to create curl noise affected trails using C4D’s native particle systems.