A new tutorial from Reza Sarkamari shows how you can have particle emitters in Maya follow along custom paths. The tutorial shows how you can work with Maya nParticles and Nucleus to attach particles along a curve.
You could also choose to swap a nParticle workflow for a Bifrost one. Check out Bifrost visual programming wizard Bruce Lee’s Curve Influence Tool that uses Bifrost fields, influences, and curves to create some pretty neat effects.
About Reza Sarkamari.
Reza Sarkamari has nearly two decades in the industry under his belt and is a Maya Certified Professional, a Nuke Certified Trainer, and an Adobe Certified Specialist.