3DS Max: Motion Graphics FX with Krakatoa Part 1

In this video tutorial for 3ds max, we’ll see how we can create some good looking energy particle fluids for motion graphics using Particle Flow and Krakatoa. We’ll prepare a particle setup with PFlow to follow a simple primitive animated using a Path Constraint, with this setup we’ll create two different particle layer with different look, on similar to a fluid, and the other one similar to lines made of energy. We’ll render it using Krakatoa and a simple basic lighting setup and then finalize it in Combustion to obtain final look.

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19 Responses to “3DS Max: Motion Graphics FX with Krakatoa Part 1”
  1. Posts: 1
    rich says:

    Really nice tutorial, thanks for sharing!

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    Johan Alfort says:

    Haven’t had the chance to check this one out but I must say I’m totally blown away by the tutorials you produce. The quality and the content is outstanding and there’s not many krakatoa tutorials out there. Really nice work and many many thanks for supplying such a great resource!

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      a.cangelosi says:

      Hi Johan, thanks for your words, we really appreciate !
      If you like it please spread the word all around you, we’d like to be helpful for a lot of 3ds max users !
      Thanks again

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        black says:

        Really nice tutorial, thanks for sharing!
        How do I move it to particles according to the audio?
        I tried the audio float , but the particles back and forth just under the audio jitter. .

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        a.cangelosi says:

        Thanks to you for the comment. Talking about the audio, it would be better to control objects generating particles, with some external audio file. It is not so simple to explain here, so I planned a tutorial to see how to do something like that.

        Stay tuned for it

        Thanks

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        black says:

        thanks for you.
        How can I see your new tutorial?
        These tutorials are free of charge?

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        a.cangelosi says:

        Hi again, all the tuorials are free, just the Citizen tutorial are not free and you must subscribe paying a little subscription to become a Citizen, if you need more informations about it, please let me know. Thanks

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    Max Philip says:

    This is a very nice Video Tutorial, because you used as example combustion too.
    Thank you.

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      a.cangelosi says:

      Thanks Max, we’ll use compositing software in future too, we’ll add Composite and maybe Fusion or Nuke, so we can make more examplex simulating different pipelines.

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    Karim says:

    i hope u begin the work of basic lesson 4 Krakatoa

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      a.cangelosi says:

      Hi Karim, you are perfectly right. We are planning a complete video series for Krakatoa starting from beginners topis to advanced ! Stay tuned for it.

  5. Posts: 1
    Ajit says:

    Its really good to see a krakotoa tutorial & tat too free :p

    Honestly i didn’t watch this, but i feel the tail end is disappearing really fast. It would be nice if the tail end smoothly fades away.

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      a.cangelosi says:

      Thanks for the suggestion, obviously to obtain a better final result you are perfecly right. It was done in this way just due to timing to finish it. Thanks again.

  6. Posts: 1

    I love the way how you always say “strange” in all your tuts! xD great tut bro, thank you !

  7. Posts: 2
    deez says:

    hello, how come i’m only seeing white dots instead of the red and yellow as shown here? thnx mate

  8. Posts: 2
    deez says:

    Hello, sent you my WIP ~ i used Krakatoa v1.5. thanks again

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