Simulating a Large Dust Storm in Maya

In this Maya course, we will simulate a large dust storm with the help of Maya Fluids. Throughout these lessons, we will explore the attributes and an easy to follow method of simulating a computationally large effect. Software required: Maya 2016.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Feb 10, 2016
Duration
1h 43m
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Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Feb 10, 2016
Duration
1h 43m
Description

In this Maya course, we will simulate a large dust storm with the help of Maya Fluids. Throughout these lessons, we will explore the attributes and an easy to follow method of simulating a computationally large effect. We will be covering in depth and detail the entire process of simulating a dust storm, wind motions, and finally turbulence of electric wires attached to poles. By the end of this course, you will have improved your knowledge of Maya fluids and have a better understanding for solving tricky simulations. Software required: Maya 2016.

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About the author

Pankaj Malik is a Senior Instructor of VFX.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hey everyone. My name is Pankaj Malik, a certified professional Autodesk Maya and freelance VFX artist. In this course, we are going to simulate the dusty storm and its impact. Some elements like simulation of ground dust blowing all across the streets and additionally the simulation of wires on electric pole. Our main tool is going to Maya and Maya fluids will be utilized to accomplish the course. Some of the key takeaways of watching this course will include the effective methods of simulating the dust storm fluids with details of high speed winds and utilization of nucleus curves to simulate electric cables, so by the end of the training we are ready to simulate our own candid dust storm. I'm excited to work with Pluralsight and happy to share the tips and techniques with fellow artists. So let's get started with lesson one.