G.I. vs. Wehrmacht Blood Particles that will Blow Your Mind in iClone3.2

Particles so realistic your head will explode

Particles so realistic your head will explode

Ok iCloners, I admit it, I am addicted to the G.I. vs Wehrmacht content pack. There are just so many features and assets to choose from I can’t seem to get enough. And, maybe it’s too much Call of Duty, or watch Band of Brothers re-runs on the History Channel but I am really getting a thrill out of killing both Germans and G.I.s witch brings me to today’s tip, Blood Particles that will Blow Your Mind…literally! If you have been keeping up here at the blog you will already know some of the more recent render examples I have been including with the WWII tips have had some pretty gruesome short scenes, and the key to these gore shots are Blood Particles and knowing how and where to attach them to your victim and timing the emitter correctly with the motion animation. Don’t go blowing your brains out yet though, it’s no as complicated as it sounds, trust me. So here’s how it works, I am going to use the actual preset Blood Particles from the content pack but note that any particle can be attached and edited in this manner. In other words, if you don’t have the pack yet you can still execute this one…no pun intended. Follow the steps below to access, attach and edit a Blood Particle on your own or watch the high-speed video build provided at the bottom of the post, but be sure your over 17 for this one.

  • Load and Animate an avatar with some sort of “Death” or “Dying” motion
  • Click Play to review the animation and find the point you want to add a Blood Particle
  • Click the Start button from the bottom to return to the beginning of the project
  • Click the Set tab
  • Select the Particle button
  • Choose the Template tab ( note* you will need the G.I. vs. Wehrmacht full content pack installed to access the Blood Particle )
  • Locate the WWII folder
  • Double-click the Blood 01 Particle to add it to the scene
  • In the Modify Panel click the Pick Parent button from the menu
  • Select the Avatars Head or other body part you wish to attach the Blood 01 Particle to
  • Click Play to review the Blood Particles placement, it will not be directly positioned over the Head most likely
  • Select the Start button to return to the beginning of the project
  • In the Attach To: portion of the Modify Menu select the Attach To icon ( … )
  • Check ON Align Position to Parent in the Attach To Sub Menu
  • Click OK
  • To edit the direction of the angle of the spray to correspond with your bullet trajectory find the Rotate portion of the menu
  • Enter a Value into the Initial Angle field that will work for your angle ( for this example I use a Value of 270 )
  • Scroll down and in the Emitter Setting portion of the menu edit the Position Values if you need to fine tune to position further
  • Click Play to review the Blood Particles placement once again
  • Select the Start button to return to the beginning of the project and then in the Modify Panel under the Emit section select OFF
  • Drag the Play-head to enter the exact frame where you want the Blood Particle to begin
  • Select ON in the Emit section to set a frame telling the Blood Particle to become visibly active
  • Select the Start button to return to the beginning of the project
  • Click Play to review the Blood Particles Emit timing
  • Save your project

Blood Particles from the G.I. vs. Wehrmacht content pack are slightly graphic for maybe some younger iCloners but hey…War’s Hell! Right? So buy the pack and use them, a lot. To all of you gore fans out there these are also a stellar accompaniment to the Classic Horror Movies Content pack. Also, to you Pro-Cloners out there, who may not want to buy the pack, I challenge you to get a good look at the design and functionality of these  Blood Particles and create ones of your own that appear and react as well as these do. All-in-all these are some of my favorite particles ever produced by Reallusion and I will totally get milage out of them, but the best part is that there are quite a few more super handy particles that come with the pack that include Explosions, ParaTroopers, Gun Fire plus much more. Aside from the avatars, this particle pack is worth the price you pay alone, and attaching these Blood Particles to those avatars make for a killer combination. For more information regarding Linking and Attaching make sure you check out the Online Beta Index. Below you will find another R-rated example of this brutal Blood Particles in action and a breakdown of how to apply, attach, edit and emit a custom head-shot of your own. Enjoy!


7 Responses to “G.I. vs. Wehrmacht Blood Particles that will Blow Your Mind in iClone3.2”

  1. 1 afterThought
    February 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    James – do you think that these particles might be available separately on Backstage at any point or are they solely a packaged deal?

    • February 4, 2009 at 1:35 am

      Hey AT,

      That would be great if they broke up this pack for BackStage. But, if they do it will be sometime and I don’t know if they in fact will or not. Check out the Reallusion forum and ask Visconti. He will have the answer you seek for sure.

  2. 3 cmodeler
    February 19, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    James, very enjoyable to watch your tutorial. Here is my work on blood particle

    • February 19, 2009 at 4:45 pm

      Hey CMod,

      This is a great example of a well used stock motion and properly angled particle. Bloody well done! Also I see you have used a blood pool object, this sort of attention to detail is what really makes iClone shine. Thanks for sharing.

  3. 5 afterThought
    February 22, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Never did get a reply from Visconti on my question. 😦 Oh well.

    • February 22, 2009 at 2:42 pm

      Hey AT,

      No worries, because that pack and a couple others are now live on BackStage. So grab you points and go conquer some content my friend. And, tell Visconti that you got your answer from the iClone Certified Training blog! 🙂

  4. 7 afterThought
    February 22, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Hey James,

    Yes the packs are on Backstage but the Particle Effects are not. It was the particle effects I was hoping to get my hands on.


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