This tutorial teaches how to use Blender’s particles system to “paint” instanced objects onto mesh surfaces. Similar to Maya’s “Paint Effects”, though not nearly as powerful, it’s a very nice way to fill a scene with flowers, vegetation, rocks, pebbles, gravel, debris, etc.
There's so much you can do with these techniques! The end of the tutorial includes a timelapse demonstrating a practical application of the techniques.
The tutorial is hosted by BlenderCookie. There's a streamed version of the tutorial at a nice resolution of 960x600 (10 fps) and, there's a downloadable version that includes
- 1280 x 800 resolution, 30 fps, MOV format
- better audio quality
Check out the video tutorial...