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Maya Dynamics: BOSS Ocean Simulations

by Peter Gend

This course will teach you how to use the new BOSS Ocean Simulation system in Maya 2017. Software required: Autodesk Maya 2017.

What you'll learn

Creating CGI oceans is becoming far more accessible and easier with every release of Maya. In this course, Maya Dynamics: BOSS Ocean Simulations, you'll learn how to create realistic ocean surfaces with spectral waves, ripples, and wakes. First, you'll be introduced to how the BOSS system works. Next, you'll explore all of the ins and outs of the spectral wave solvers. Then, you'll discover how to layer multiple solvers together. Finally, you'll learn how to export your ocean simulation in several formats and how to create an ocean shader and render in Arnold in Maya 2017. By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of the BOSS system in Maya 2017. Software required: Autodesk Maya 2017.

About the author

Peter is a CGI artist with many years of experience in the Film, Animation, and Video Game Industries. Some highlights include Fox's The Simpsons, The Fantastic Four, Discovery Channel's Shark Week, Sex and the City, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and more! Peter has been working in higher education for the last 8 years teaching a variety of topics that include Digital Sculpture, Dynamic Simulation, Traditional Modeling, Character Rigging, MEL Scripting, Lighting, Texturing, and more. He also s... more

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