Flocking Birds

Flocking Birds

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
Flap Cycle


  • salt on May 24, 2012 Reply

    Hi Josh I really like your flock of birds, very dynamic!
    Could you explain me how you used particulair to get these organic movements?

  • Shawn on Jul 20, 2011 Reply

    Great Work!

  • Zachary O'Connor on Jan 09, 2011 Reply

    Absolutely Brilliant!

    • Josh on Jan 18, 2011 Reply

      Thanks Zachary!

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