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3 top plugins for 3D artists' toolkits

03. X-Particles (Cinema 4D)

X-Particles enables artists to create a huge variety of effects

X-Particles enables artists to create a huge variety of effects

Fast, high-quality rendering and improved fluids are among the benefits on offer from X-Particles (opens in new tab), a full-featured particle system for Cinema 4D developed by well-known members of the C4D community Steve Pedler, Mike Batchelor and David O'Reilly – known collectively as Insydium Ltd.

X-Particles offers a multi-threaded alternative to Cinema 4D’s native particle systems, combining particle tools, fluid simulation and multiphysics constraints into a single package, enabling users to create a huge variety of effects.

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The CG Awards 2015 (opens in new tab) recognises the work of the entire industry: from software and hardware to artists and technicians. This year's awards are now open for nominations, so you can put forward your candidates right now. Just visit thecgawards.com (opens in new tab) and nominate in one of the 17 categories.

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