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Introduction to nCloth in Maya

by Kyle Green

This Maya nCloth Tutorial will help you master many of the important tools and features of nCloth, and help you get a solid foundation for easily creating realistic clothing simulations in Maya. Software required: Maya 2013.

What you'll learn

This Maya nCloth Tutorial will help you master many of the important tools and features of nCloth, and help you get a solid foundation for easily creating realistic clothing simulations in Maya. Creating realistic, believable cloth simulations has always been a daunting task for artists who are working in feature films, television shows, video games, or wherever these types of effects may be required. We begin this course with an overview of the important steps and workflows to keep in mind whenever starting your nCloth simulations. From there, we will explore the Nucleus node, which lies at the heart of our nDynamic simulations, we will discuss many of the attributes that relate to our cloth solver, we will learn the importance of scene scale in our simulations, how to increase the quality of our nCloth simulations, and many additional topics throughout this course. Software required: Maya 2013.

About the author

Kyle was one of the first authors for Digital-Tutors, now a Pluralsight company. and has been a part of the team for over 10 years. Kyle began his career in computer graphics education as a college instructor and worked as a Digital-Tutors rendering tutor and curriculum manager since 2002. Kyle has contributed to many of the most popular projects and helped the Digital-Tutors team win awards throughout the company's history. Kyle has had the honor of having his art exhibited at the New York ... more

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