Course info
Feb 13, 2015
2h 46m

Throughout this Bifrost tutorial, we'll be familiarizing you with the new Bifrost liquid simulation system. We'll cover a project that deals with using Bifrost for small scale liquid simulation, specifically filling a glass from a bottle. We'll then switch to the primary project, in which we'll simulate flooding an underground tunnel as water bursts through a crumbling stone wall. We'll cover how the water picks up dirt and creates foam as it flows down the corridor under pressure. By the end of this Bifrost training, you'll have everything you need to know to produce your own effects with confidence and efficiency using the new Bifrost system. Software required: Maya 2015, After Effects CC 2014.

About the author
About the author

Peter is a CGI artist with many years of experience in the Film, Animation, and Video Game Industries.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Peter Gend. I'm a professor of 3D digital design and a freelance CGI artist. Some of my most recent projects include The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Discovery Channel's Shark Week, as well as my ongoing work with rapid prototyping and dynamic simulations pipeline design. In this course we're going to learn about the basics of the new Bifrost Liquid Simulation system in Maya 2015. We'll then use that knowledge to create a large-scale simulation of an underground tunnel being rapidly flooded. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course include learning how to use both the basic and more advanced features of the Bifrost system, understanding how scale works in Bifrost, understanding both the strengths and limitations of Bifrost, as well as learning how to use emitters, colliders, kill planes, and accelerators. We'll also be learning how to mesh our liquid simulation, exported it as an Alembic cache, and preserve our velocity and vorticity data for use in rendering. By the end of this training, you will have learned the techniques to create both small-scale and large-scale liquid simulations in Bifrost and be able to use those techniques in your future projects. I'm excited to work with Digital-Tutors and share these techniques with you. So let's get started with the first lesson.