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Metaball and logotype animation

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I dont know if this is the right way to go with this idea that I have. Any way, here we go. My question to all of you reading this is how to do the best setup for following idea.


Imagin a floor, on the floor there is a company logotype (extruded) and out from the logotypes part that are facing the sky a lot of different random shapes comes up in a random seed and keeps flying up towards the sky. I would like the look to have a 2D cel feeling and the objects coming up from the logotype to have some kind of metaball feeling when it comes to the interaction between the logotype and the objects. The objects coming up through the surface is randomly distributed over the logotype and flys up randomly.


My first idea was to play around with the new mataball tag but it seams not to work with polygonal objects so Im stuck there. When it comes to the object I was thinking playing around with a cloner or some kind of emitter. If use a clone together with a rigid body then Im not sure how to release the objects randomly? I want the feeling that they pop up from time to time randomly over the surface and im not sure how to do that. Well, as you notice, I've got stuck, so I choose to ask you with better knowledge for some help :)


The logotype is added as a ai-file.





Edited by leevandowski

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