Through this course, we will learn how to use states and state machines as well as conditionals to trigger specific reactions and how to switch to new states. We will also cover how to work with multiple states to build interesting particle interactions using beneficial projects. Software required: Softimage 7 and up.
Introduction and Project Overview Hello there. My name is Sunder here with Digital-Tutors and Autodesk Authorized Publisher, and we're going to teach you now about particle states in ICE and how to use them. With particle states, we can take a single particle cloud and change its behavior based on different triggers. By defining these different triggers and reactions, we can break complex particle simulations into simpler states that are easier to manage and use. In other words, particle states can be a great aid in setting up complex and intelligent particle CIMs without getting too low or too deep into ICE nodes. we're going to start off by learning how to use states and the state machines and then how to use conditionals to trigger a specific reaction or to switch to a new state. Soon enough, we'll be learning how to work with multiple states to build some very interesting particle interactions in a couple of useful projects. So with that said, hope you're ready. Let's get started.