Particle System Explosion with animated materials

Hey, just thought I’d share the fruits of my afternoon downtime today with an explosion made with the blender particle system. I used an animated halo material to create this and just wanted to put it out here. It also makes for a good missile trail with some tweaking.


oops, forgot the file…


I find explosions look just a little cooler when you add a small particle system using lines drawing mode and a little emit value in the material.

yeah, i’ll probably update this after school with a line particle system and some sparks.


actually, is there a way so that the particles don’t always face the camera?