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Chris Thomas
12-06-2008, 03:43 PM
Just thought I'd give a quick heads-up for a new series of tutorials that CG Academy is due to release very soon (think days, no weeks...). I say tutorial, rather than DVDs, as at first these titles will be available only via download. Rest assured though that after a short period the same articles will be available for purchase on DVD media. Releasing via download allows us to get titles "on the shelves" just as soon as the material is available. With physical media following soon after.

What are the titles? We'll we have an Advanced level series called Particle Flow Scripting, and it will contain two titles, The Pflow Script Show and The PFlow Script Show : Act 2.

The first of the two titles teaches the basic framework of MAXScript access in Particle Flow. You'll really need this tutorial to get on your way with scripting Birthing, Tests and general Operators. It explains how 3dsmax works under the hood, giving you an insight into its use of channels, particle IDs, Event Indicies and so on. The tutorial culminates in a number of real world practical examples, including all of the script access points. A must have title for any serious Particle Flow TD.

http://www.cg-academy.net/boxart/104_BoxArt_INTERNET.jpg


The second title then takes these basic principles and starts to expand the scripting boundaries outside of pure Particle Flow. Here Bobo will show you how to make particles move along splines. How to define targets for your particles, how to move scene objects (including lights and helpers) using particles, and bake that motion into animation keyframes.

The tutorial culminates with Bobo showing you how to create a production ready particle animation baking utility, and how to build PFlows in a procedural manner based on the collisions of a Reactor simulation. Once again, pure TD gold.

http://www.cg-academy.net/boxart/105_BoxArt_INTERNET.jpg


More news on these as an when they are released. Please spread the word. If you have any questions, please ask away here.


Cheers

jigu
12-06-2008, 04:39 PM
Last day I was checking bobo's scriptspot page for MR proxy script and I came to see news of his DVD to be released this weekend. Great to see, it's finally coming soon.. I am looking forward to buy this one via download support (Thanks no extra shipping charge..)

It looks perfect one to start for me in pflow scripting..

Chris Thomas
12-08-2008, 10:41 AM
Ok, the first part of The PFlow Script show is available for purchase (https://www.cg-academy.net/es_catalog/product_info.php?cPath=27_42&products_id=71). As I said earlier, for now its only via Download, with DVD media being available in the new year.

If you wish to purchase it, plus the second tutorial in a set (saving 10%, or 4.40) then maybe wait until next week, as we are aiming to release Act 2 then.

Enjoy

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