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Pipeline Integration with Maya and RealFlow

by Kyle Green

In this series of lessons, we will learn how Maya and RealFlow can be used together for our projects. Software required: Maya 2011 and higher, RealFlow 5 and higher.

What you'll learn

In this series of lessons, we will learn how Maya and RealFlow can be used together for our projects. We will begin this course by learning how to import RealFlow meshes into Maya, and we will go step-by-step through the process of adding lights, materials, and proper render settings to mimic appearance of realistic glass and liquid materials. From there, we will go deeper into the integration process, learning how to take geometry from Maya into RealFlow, using RealFlow's soft and rigid body dynamics to create moving objects, as well as understanding how scene scale plays a critical role in the behavior of our simulations. We will learn how to cache and re-use RealFlow simulation data and discuss many tips, tricks, and techniques that you will be able to use in both the simulation and the rendering stages of your RealFlow projects. Software required: Maya 2011 and higher, RealFlow 5 and higher

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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