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Thinking Particles - The Ingenious Particle System
Create amazing special effects in Hollywood quality using Thinking Particles.
Add genius to your particle effects with CINEMA 4D's Thinking Particles module. Thinking Particles uses CINEMA 4D's XPresso interface to provide complete control over individual particles and particle streams. Thinking Particles can interact with one another and with their environment. Objects can be used as emitters and can trigger collision events that deflect particles or spawn new streams.
Thinking Particles is an essential tool for artists who push the special effects envelope. If you demand the ultimate discipline of your particles you will appreciate the obedience and intelligence of Thinking Particles.
Particles in Motion
CINEMA 4D's Thinking Particles module provides highly advanced particle effects that can be controlled through object and particle interaction. An abundance of XPresso nodes provides complete control over your particle effect.
Your particles are no longer a simple stream carried mindlessly by simple wind, collision and friction modifiers. With Thinking Particles, you can choreograph your particles with an amazing degree of control. Individual particles can inherit the motion of any object in your scene. They can spin or align themselves along any axis, including the direction of travel. Freeze particles in mid-air for "Matrix" effects, or cause them to repel and bounce off of one another. Your particles can still be carried by the wind and affected by gravity, but these parameters are now fully controllable based on scene events using XPresso.
Individual particle streams can even be grouped and manipulated independently. These streams can interact with other particle groups in the scene, or even be emitted by another particle group to create high-end studio-quality particle effects.
Thinking Particles makes it easy to control every aspect of particle motion. Make particles dance to any tune with Thinking Particles.
Minimum requirements R11 Minimum Processor requirements:
Windows - Intel Pentium 4, Athlon 64, Sempron (K8 with SSE2), or VIA C7
OS X - G5 Power PC or Intel Core2Duo
Note that R11 now requires a processor with the SSE2 instruction set.
Supported Operating systems
Windows Vista (all versions)
Windows XP (Pro / Home)
Windows XP Pro 64 Bit
Windows 2003 Server
Windows 2003 Server 64 Bit
Mac OS X 10.4.x
Mac OS X 10.5.3 (10.5.0, 10.5.1 and 10.5.2 are NOT recommended)