Course info
Feb 23, 2015
2h 4m

The focus of this Maya tutorial is to use nCloth to destroy parts of a vehicle. In this tutorial, we'll take a vehicle and have it flip down a highway. We'll simulate the effects in order to get an accurate and true-to-life representation of a real car crash. Then, we'll cover how to dent metal, shatter glass, and make parts break off. By the end of the Maya training, you'll have a solid understanding of how to use nCloth to destroy most objects. Software required: Maya 2015.

About the author
About the author

Todd Palamar has worked in the computer animation industry for 23-years.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Todd Palamar. I'm a technical artist at a game company in Central Florida, as well as a digital filmmaker. My latest projects include Living Flesh and Kingdom of the Ants. Both are sci-fi movies that I'm independently producing. In this course, we're going to learn techniques for vehicle destruction. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course include learning how to use nCloth to create rolling or flipping collision simulations, using nCloth to simulate metal, how to guide or direct your nCloth simulations, and converting simulations to key frames. By the end of the training you will have learned how to control and destroy a vehicle being driven by a simulation. I'm excited to work with Digital-Tutors and to share these techniques with you, so let's get started with the first lesson.