Seasons Progress

At the end of last semester I had worked on a project I titled Seasons.  I encountered some technical difficulties before the project was due to present.  As a result my Ncloth for the Fall season didn’t have falling leaves.  One of the things I wanted to fix this semester for my demo reel was a tree with falling leaves for the Fall scene.  Below is a clip of the new Ncloth I created.

Ncloth

Recently I was trying to figure out a way to create the Fall scene for Weather Cycle project.  Since this scene requires showcasing wind, I had the idea to create leaves falling from a tree.  While searching for ideas to create this with particle effects I realized it wouldn’t be practical to use this method.  Many animators online have been using nCloth to create leaves falling from trees.  I found a youtube video to help understand how to create nCloth for falling leaves.  The link to the video will be listed below.  I will warn you that the music in the video is a bit distracting, but the overall video is helpful to follow.

Below is a playblast of the nCloth I created for my Weather Cycle project.