Just a test I put together in a few hours. I was doing some test grass renders with hair last week for a project but didn’t end up using anything so I thought I would create a quick little scene. I used Cinema 4D’s hair for the grass around 750,000 hairs and After Effects for the compositing. I created the bird rig with Cactus Dan’s tools inside of C4D then used it as a sprite in Trapcode Particular. I used Optical Flares as well and lenscare.
Ever since I saw Peder Norrby’s starlings study project file for Particular I wanted to put my own spin on it. I rigged a bird in C4D using Cactus Dan’s Tools a few months back and I thought this would be the perfect time to make a flap cycle and use it as a sprite for Trapcode Particular. So I made three different versions of flap cycles at different angles and plugged them into Particular. It’s a pretty neat effect and Trapcode Particular never ceases to amaze me. So many uses. Thank you Peder!
One of the Flap Cycles