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Simulating a Burning Tree in Maya

by Pankaj Malik

Maya can create stunning visuals and fluid simulations. This course will teach you how to simulate a burning tree, creating fire and embers with fluids and particle systems in Maya. Software required: Maya 2014 or up, After Effects CS6.

What you'll learn

Have you ever wanted to create and play with fire to create stunning visuals to enhance your demo reel? If so, this course, Simulating a Burning Tree in Maya is a perfect course to to learn the art of simulating realistic fire and embers using Autodesk Maya fluids and particle systems. First, you will discover the basic steps needed to block out fire and smoke fluid containers along with blocking of particle system to simulate embers. Next, you will learn skills to improve the simulations of fire, smoke, and embers while exploring the various attributes of fluid solvers in order to improve the fire quality and physics of embers. Finally, you will render fire and embers while going along with various utilities and attributes required to create a stunning rendered image. When you are done with this course, you will not have only understood the simulations of burning tree, but have also added many tools and techniques to improvise your existing knowledge as well as abilities to tackle other challenges of effect animations using Autodesk Maya. Software required: Maya 2014 or up, After Effects CS6.

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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