Flickering pixie particle effect with particle sprite in Maya tutorial
Maya particles are awesome to create interesting effect. Particle sprites are too good for creating pixie particle effect because you can add your own textures to the particles. Sprites are light and useful compared to other particle forms. You can easily control the sprite particles with dynamics as well as with expressions. Customizing the sprite with expressions you can create mind blowing pixie particle effect with lesser effort.
In this tutorial you can learn about different sprite settings, expressions, sprite wizard and so on. Go through the tutorial and create some awesome particle effects.