The Cowardly Blob
|The Cowardly Blob and his brain|
Here's a little work I did when playing around with per-particle field attributes in Maya. Before starting my transition into Houdini I was playing with the concept of creating intelligent creatures with a mass of particles. You might be surprised how many cool things you can find about Maya particles, a lot of them are hidden or undocumented. Here from about 40 lines of code we've got a colorful worm who seeks the red ball. The worm is cowardly, and will go into defensive mode if the ball scares it by moving too quickly.
Download the scene file https://flippednormals.com/creator/bfx/ref/bfx