Introduction to Dynamics in Maya

Learn a how to create dynamic simulations and effects with creative projects and practical examples using particles, fields, soft bodies, and rigid bodies. Software required: Maya 2008 and up.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 16, 2007
Duration
5h 28m
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Introduction to Dynamics in Maya
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 16, 2007
Duration
5h 28m
Description

Learn a how to create dynamic simulations and effects with creative projects and practical examples using particles, fields, soft bodies, and rigid bodies. Contains over 5 hours of project-based training and guides artists new to dynamics step-by-step through a proven approach to generating effects and simulations efficiently. Popular highlights include: Introduction to Particle Systems; Understanding Rigid Body Simulations; Overview of Dynamic Fields; Setting up Simulations; Particle Instancing; Rendering Particles with Maya Hardware; Software and Hardware Render Buffer; Fire Effects; Smoke Effects; Lightning; Fireworks; Explosive Effects; Attaching Particles to Curves; Creating Soft Body Effects; Colliding Particles with Surfaces; Rigid Body Simulations with Weighted Objects; and Particles Interaction with Rigid Bodies. Software required: Maya 2008 and up.

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