Here’s a fun video I made stemming from my interest in cryptozoology!
This video marks one of the first times I’ve really begun using the “Glare > Streaks” node to try and improve a scene in post, along with “Glare > Fog Glow” (which I’d been using for some time).
The feathers were perhaps the biggest challenge, for which I used the “Normal-Tangent” technique (https://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/21501/how-can-unwanted-rotation-of-hair-particles-be-avoided/21612#21612) to try to keep everything stably oriented (using a “cylinder”-style UV projection from underneath to provide the appropriate tangent data).
I’ve released this with a CC0 license, and included the .BLEND below.
thunderbird_vs_olgoi_khorkhoi.zip (3.8 MB)
Feedback (even highly critical feedback) is appreciated! Peace and God bless!