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Maya Dynamics: nParticles and Expressions

by Pankaj Malik

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.

What you'll learn

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.

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Course Overview
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About the author

Pankaj Malik is a Senior Instructor of VFX. He has seven years experience teaching and training students. He loves to explore the ocean of Maya commands and recently updated to the world of Digital Sculpting. He is a modeler, texturing, and lighting artist and a self taught dynamics artist. He is an Autodesk Certified Professional of Maya and 3ds Max and Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop. He has made five short 3D commercial films and two VFX movies. He believes in great knowledge sharing a... more

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