Whether you are new to x-particles or a veteran user, the X-Particles Challenge 2015 could be a great opportunity for you to show your skills and learn some new tricks. The X-Particles Challenge is a competition which has been organised by Andy Needham. The challenge is to use your favourite feature of X-Particles to create a 1280×720 30 FPS animation up to 300 frames by 30th June 2015.
The competition has some great sponsors resulting in a collection of incredible prizes. We’re proud to be both sponsors and I’m on the team of judges for this exciting competition too. Those of you that are regulars to helloluxx know that I love particle effects and I’m really looking forward to seeing what you can come up with.
Even if you’ve been using X-Particles since version one, or you’ve never used the system before, the latest release, version three has so many new features and enhancements that there are a multitude of possibilities with this fantastic toolset. The x-particles challenge gives you an opportunity to unleash creativity without the restraints of regular production projects, so what are you waiting for?
For more information on the challenge, please visit the official site where you can check through the rules, see who’s judging and get a rundown of all the amazing prizes.
Good luck to all who take the challenge!
If you’re new to X-Particles 3, then perhaps these free tutorials will give you the inspiration you need.
X-Particles 3 xpVolumeEmit
This tutorial shows you some techniques for working with the X-Particles 3 xpVolumeEmit object in Cinema 4D.
Soft Bodies with X-Particles
This quick tutorial demonstrates how to simulate soft bodies using X-Particles 3.
Logo Reveal with X-Particles
In this tutorial, Tim takes you through the complete process of building an animated logo reveal using X-Particles. Initially working in Cinema 4D to create the logo reveal, we then take our renders along with 3D data into Adobe After Effects for treatment using Trapcode and Red Giant Universe.
Creative Type with Cinema 4D Hair, MoGraph & X-Particles
In this short tutorial Tim shows you a simple, yet effective technique, for generating a write on type animation using the Cinema 4D Hair Renderer.
Binary Grid with X-Particles
In this quick tutorial Tim shows you a simple way to make a 3D grid of flowing particles using a combination of MoGraph and X-Particles.
Instant Molecules with X-Particles
This tip shows you how to make instant molecules using X-Particles.