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Old 16-01-2004, 02:18 AM   #1
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Question Need help: flex body(max to maya) and making fire

Guyys, i tryied to get help here in brazil but really NONE helped me!!!!!
my last hope itīs you there! outside this .... "little country i live"... well, my english itīs not good for technical things but iīll try:
do you know MAX? well it has a tool called RELAX that makes points with dummies that control the movements of parts like a women chest when the women dance or run...well, i really need to know how to do it in Maya, if you know, at least say me what tool do i have to use to get this effect, so i promisse iīll learn the rest.
The other thing itīs, how can i make fire in Maya? I know there is a way to do it using Particles, but i donīt know how too....like to make a ball of fire....can someone help me? iīll be thankfull for good!

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Old 16-01-2004, 02:38 AM   #2
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The only "dummy" object I know of in Max is like a null object that is there to act like a handle of sorts. Maya's equivalent is called a "locator" which is under the Create menu.

Under dynamics, there's a pre-set fire command under Effects > Create Fire.
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Old 16-01-2004, 02:38 AM   #3
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You might want to take a look at softbodies for bouncing boobs As for fire, i don't think any 3d application can make what i consider good fire, ok for an animation i guess. I'd look to get some footage of real fire and use particle sprites. Maya already has a preset for creating fire you can take a look at, under Dynamics/Effects.
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Maya 5's fluid effects pre-sets have some neat fire stuff, too.
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I think what you might be talking about with the dummies part is the maya verstion of a goal object for a soft body.

you make your soft body, with a copy that is a goal.. you can paint weights on the soft body.. so only sertin parts of the object are afected much. like just for the breast. you would have a goal of .5 but the rest that you don't want to bounce would be a 1.
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WAW!!!! Thank U!!!! In the morning it will be the first think iīll try to do....any questions...well.....guys, i call u at the same time.
THANX!!! LOVE U ALL!:bgreen:
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Guys, i just knew that the tool in the Max that makes the body parts swing itīs not RELAX but FLEX.
I am trying to do the things u said me.....but if someone can help me with more infromations, thank u!
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