Creating Particle Trails With C4D’s X-Particles

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.

Don’t forget that Bergin often shares the project file for the tutorials that he creates. “You can download the free project file too and use it in your own motion graphics work”

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.