Simulating Dust Dynamics for Object Impacts in Maya
In this exciting tutorial, we'll walk through the technicalities of creating a falling sack effect with Maya. Software required: Maya 2015, After effects Cs3.
What you'll learn
In this exciting tutorial, we'll walk through the technicalities of creating a falling sack effect with Maya. Throughout these lessons we explore the concept of nCloth, Fluids, and nParticles to accomplish our intended project. We will be starting first with nCloth and quickly simulate a sack which is supposed to be filled with cement. We will prepare the sack with attributes to sustain the behavior of a realistic sack with pressure while dropping to the floor. We then move ahead with adding the effects of cement dust debris with help of Maya fluids. In addition we'll learn the attributes of physics, shading, and rendering to enhance our effects. Finally we add our secondary element with nParticles. At the end of this training, you will be prepared to simulate any FX shot which requires flex and dust debris simulations. Software required: Maya 2015, After effects Cs3.
Table of contents
- Understanding the Scene 5m
- Simulating the Sack with Ncloth 8m
- Improving the Properties 10m
- Adjusting the Behavior 4m
- Adding External Forces 8m
- Simulating Fluids of Sack 13m
- Improving the Fluids 10m
- Adding External Fields to Improve Fluids 8m
- Setting the Shading and Lighting of Fluids 8m
- Simulating the Dust Debris with Nparticles 13m
- Final Rendering and Compositing 6m