4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 13, 2014 2:50 PM by reindeer4

    Want to simulate shoveling dirt

    reindeer4 Level 1

      I have a scene (rendered in Carrara 8.5 Pro) in which a couple of people are shoveling dirt.


      Particle emitters are a bit unwieldy in this 3d program, so I wanted to consider options in after effects cs6.


      I've rendered out the scene with everything but the dirt separately from the scene with the dirt alone.


      Any recommendations on good ways to simulate bits of dirt falling off shovel and maybe a little dust cloud around the dirt/end of shovel?


      I've thought about using shatter on a duplicate copy of the dirt and applying gravity and very small velocity/force.


      Also considering Particle Playground.  Is there an automated way to have that track the dirt clump and use that as an emitter or would I have to do that manually?


      Open to other suggestions.