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Breaking the Bank - Bifrost, Bullet, nDynamics, Fluid
Key Features
In this five and a half hour long tutorial we create a complex simulation using four of the main dynamics engines found in Maya. We start of by learning how to precisely shatter geometry, followed by simulations with Bullet physics. After our simulation has been done we cache it out using Maya's pipeline cache. We then introduce Bifrost to create a liquid that our pipeline cache can interact with.

From here we use nParticles to quickly add greater detail to our simulation, and introduce Maya Fluids to create dust.

This project covers Bifrost, Bullet, nDynamics and Fluids interacting together to create the simulation you can see in the video below.



All scene files are included.
  • Length: 5 Hours 20 Minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Software: Maya 2015
  • Format: 1080p HD
  • Points Cost: 18
  • Price: $34.95
Lesson Breakdown
  • Lesson 1a: Scene setup
  • Lesson 1b: Basics of Bullet physics
  • Lesson 1c: Shattering geometry
  • Lesson 2a: Rigid body sets
  • Lesson 2b: Finalizing Bullet simulation
  • Lesson 2c: Exporting to alembic
  • Lesson 3a: Bifrost basics
  • Lesson 3b: Bifrost cache and mesh
  • Lesson 3c: nDynamics
  • Lesson 4a: nDynamics continued
  • Lesson 4b: Instance to geometry
  • Lesson 5a: Fluids
  • Lesson 5b: Fluids continued and final scene
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Breaking the Bank - Bifrost, Bullet, nDynamics, Fluid
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Size
Download Lesson Pack 1
4
75 Mins
351 MB
Download Lesson Pack 2
4
63 Mins
326 MB
Download Lesson Pack 3
4
77 Mins
378 MB
Download Lesson Pack 4
3
45 Mins
199 MB
Download Lesson Pack 5
3
60 Mins
299 MB
Totals:
18 / 18
5 H 20 M
1553 MB
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