Have you ever tried to create a flock of birds, a swarm of bees or a school of fish in Maya ? Well if you have you know it’s a pain in the @!#.
Well not anymore 🙂 I got my hands on the Particle Flocker plugin for Maya by TechToast.
Particle Flocker is a particle-based flocking system integrated into Autodesk Maya. Harnessing the power of Maya’s dynamics systems, Particle Flocker utilises a force field system, allowing animators to apply flocking behaviour to any particle-based system in Maya. Particle Flocker is one of (if not the) most versatile and controllable flocking systems currently available for Maya.
It allow you to create seek, flee, wander, path following and collision avoidance behavior.
And all this for less than roughly USD 30,- ( GBP 19,99 )
It’s downloadable for Maya 2014,2015 and 2016 but if you need the plugin for an older version of Maya get in touch with them and they will help you out if they can.
Check out this video :
Check them out on http://www.particleflocker.com/
The TechToast website can be found here http://www.techtoast.co.uk/