UFO start

tadaaah see I did do something.

Here are some references that I like which are similar to the ones given with the brief. I want a cone of cloudy light and tendrils like in the images

My first attempt-

I made emiiters and particles to emit particles and changed the particle render types. I used fields such as turbulence, newton and vortex. I  assigned particle cloud shaders  to the particles and changed the colour, transparency and incandescence and the colours of them too.

I think it’s really funny how it looks like it is probing the ground or you if you are under it looking up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSr31fG3Rb4

and again-

I have been trying to get a cone within a cone too and so far this is what I have

I did a batch render of 150 frames as jpgs and opened it in Nuke and rendered it there to make a movie to see in Quicktime, uploaded it to youtube and here it is as it stands at the moment. The outer cone may be a bit too faint because it is hardly visible.