nParticles are widely used for creating complex particle effects. This course will teach you the basics and advance level of nParticle effects with MEL expressions. Software required: Autodesk Maya 2017.
Have you ever wish to create effects of rain-dripping, smoke and dust, sand particle, and destruction of object through simulation in Maya? If so, this is the perfect course for you. In this course, Maya Dynamics: nParticles and Expressions, you'll learn nParticles and expressions for various effects and no prior knowledge is required. First, you'll discover how to block out particle emitters, nParticles, and external fields. Next, you'll learn the MEL expressions to modify and customize the nParticle and also able to create your own expressions and additional particle attributes. Finally, you'll explore various effects like rain-dripping, sand-particle, smoke, dust, and destruction with nParticles. When you are finished with this course, you'll have your own renders and a solid understanding of nParticles and expressions, which will further help you in creating complex particles effects. Software required: Autodesk Maya 2017.
Course Overview Hey everyone, my name is Pankaj Malik. And welcome to my course nParticles and Expressions. I am a certified professional for this Maya and FX artist. nParticles are widely used for creating compelling visual effects. In this course we are going to learn nParticles and expressions for greatest effects and no prior knowledge is required. Some of the major topics that we will cover include, basics of nParticles and their types and Mel-expressions. Learning all the external fields like gravity, turbulence, air, volume axis just to name a few. Creating complex effects like rain dripping, sand particle, dust, smoke and destruction using instancer. Finally we will learn the rendering of nParticles using mental ray and Arnold rendering agent. So by the end of this course you will have a deeper understanding of n-Particles and Mel-expressions to create and customize your effects for production quality particle simulations. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn particle simulations with the n-Particles and expressions course at Pluralsight.