In this tutorial, we are building a "Tornado Rig". Inspired by a video of a self-made fire tornado, we recreate the effect using the xpWind modifier. We will learn how to create 3 different styles, starting with a little snow tornado, followed by a twisting school of fish and finally a liquid twister. This tutorial is made with XP 3.5, however, it can be applied to XP 2.5 also.
In this simple tutorial we finally use the Mograph modules MoSpline. We can easily tweak a handful of parameters and get a lot of variation. In a brief tangent we'll look at using blend mode in a cloner create some versatile patterns. http://greyscalegorilla.com/blog/tutorials/wisps-of-wind-with-mospline Watch more free tutorials at greyscalegorilla.com