How to create a 3d particle halo on c4d x-particles or maya?


Hello fellows,

I’ve been trying to create a 3d halo like the one in the reference attached, but i haven’t succeeded so far, so i was wondering if any of you have some tips or anything that could help me out with this one. I could do it in after effects with trapcode or some another plug in, but i would really like to try something on a 3d environment, Thak you vaery mucho for your time!

Cheers :))