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erickbeebe
08-08-2003, 05:05 PM
Is there a good plugin for setting up flocking? Iím looking at doing a short with birds..
Thanks,
Erick

SplineGod
08-08-2003, 06:45 PM
I would look at making a flapping bird and then MDScanning it. You can then use FXLinker to apply a bird to multiple particles. Each instance of the bird can be made to run thru its animation a bit slower or faster then the others. There is also a plugin called displacement baker which is like MDScan on steroids. You can control the playback speed and more of each 'instance".

mr_nebel
08-08-2003, 08:13 PM
You might like to try this method.

Flocking Birds Tutorial (http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/tutorials/animation/flocking_birds/index.html)