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Introduction to Dynamics in Blender

by Mark Masters

The powerful Physics engine inside of Blender will help you create better dynamics than ever before. In this course, you'll learn about Cloth, Rigid Bodies, Fluid, and the Cell Fracture Tool in Blender. Software required: Blender v2.77.

What you'll learn

Having good dynamics is essential for your animations to move naturally and look realistic. This course, Introduction to Dynamics in Blender, will teach you the basics of Blender's Physics system in order to create wonderful and dynamic animations. You'll start with the fundamentals of working with the Rigid Body system, covering the most important parameters like Friction, Mass, and the difference between Active and Passive rigid bodies. You'll then move on to Cloth system and break down the various attributes that allow you to fine-tune the look of your cloth simulation, like Bending, Pinning and more. You'll then get your feet wet with Blender's fluid system, discussing the different types of fluid and learn about the importance of setting up your domain object. Finally, you'll learn how to use Blender's powerful Cell Fracture Tool to easily fracture geometry. By the end of this course, you will have a strong understanding of how to use Blender's Physics system and you'll be able to create animations that move realistically and smoothly. Software required: Blender v2.77.

About the author

Mark started out with an interest for animation at a young age, and it eventually transformed into a passion for the subject. Mark made an impact on the industry quickly, working for Pluralsight (Digital-Tutors) as an Animation and Rigging Instructor. After his time at Pluralsight he joined Steelehouse Productions as a 3D Animator where he currently works. Apart from that, he’s had several pieces published in 3D Artist Magazine. For Mark, there’s always something new to be learned in the world o... more

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