Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Dec 29, 2014
Duration
3h 4m
Description

Throughout these Maya tutorials, we'll look into the process of taking a short animation and enhancing it dramatically with dynamic water and hair. As our mermaid emerges from the ocean we'll enlist the help of one of Maya's newest tools, Bifrost, to quickly and easily simulate the water around her to generate a realistic splash. In addition to this we'll also investigate the use of nHair to give her long flowing locks which also animate as she moves. By the end of this Maya training, you'll understand more key tricks and shortcuts essential to produce a still image or an animated sequence. Software required: Maya 2015.

About the author
About the author

Antony Ward is a Freelance Digital Artist, Animator and Writer based in the UK.

More from the author
More courses by Antony Ward
Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, everyone, my name is Antony Ward. I am the Director and CG Specialist at antCGi Ltd. My most recent published projects include the Game Character Creation series, Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed, and Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD. With this course we will be looking into the process for taking a short animation and enhancing it dramatically with dynamic water and hair. As our mermaid emerges from the ocean, we will enlist the help of one of Maya's newest tools, Bifrost, to quickly and easily simulate the water around her to generate a realistic splash. In addition to this, we will also investigate the use of nHair to give her long, flowing locks which also animate as she moves. As you work through the course, we will also look at some key tricks and shortcuts you can take, essential to whether you are looking to produce a still image or an animated sequence. By the end of this course, you will have a good understanding of both Bifrost and nHair, and will have the confidence to take what you have learned and expand upon it as you welcome it into your own workflow. I'm excited to work with Digital Tutors and share these tricks and techniques with fellow artists. So let's get started with the first lesson.