Bifrost is the name of Maya's integrated FLIP fluid solver. It's great for users who want to create large scale fluid simulations without having to leave Maya's interface for a third-party tool. With this course, you'll learn some of the key workflows and fundamentals of Bifrost. Then, you'll take that knowledge to build a simulation you might find in a typical production pipeline. Software required: Maya 2016, SP5.
Dan is an author at Pluralsight with a passion for helping others. Long before Dan ever officially donned his recording headset, he was a dedicated forum moderator with Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company), helping out members with problems they encountered across a wide variety of software. Since then, he joined our team and continues to help others every day with their CG challenges.
Course Overview Hi everyone, my name is Dan LeFebvre and welcome to my course, Introduction to Bifrost in Maya. I'm a freelance 3D generalist with over a decade of experience, working for companies such as Digital-Tutors, Pluralsight, the United States Airforce, and Riot Games, just to name a few. This course is intended to get you up to speed with the powerful new flip fluid solver inside of Maya, called Bifrost. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include getting familiar with Bifrost workflows, creating and optimizing Bifrost fluids, meshing and previewing your simulations, and using Bifrost in a production project. By the end of this course, you'll have a solid understanding of how to use Bifrost to create some great fluid simulations in Maya. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with moving around in Maya itself since we'll focus more on using Bifrost inside of Maya. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into Bifrost with courses on simulating large and small scale liquids in Bifrost, flooding a city with Bifrost in Maya, or even adding dynamics to a mermaid animation with Bifrost in Maya. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Bifrost with the Introduction to Bifrost in Maya course at Pluralsight.