Introduction to Fluid Dynamics in Maya

By: David James | Software: Maya 2011 | Runtime: 2 hours and 38 minutes
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Introduction to Fluid Dynamics in Maya

In this project we take you through Maya's fluid dynamics system. We start off by exploring some uses for the 2D fluid container by creating an ink dissolve effect. From here we continue with creating smoke and fire in the form of flaming meteorites. In this part of the tutorial we'll be looking not only at creating and shading the smoke and fire, but also integrating nparticles with Maya fluids. The final parts cover how to use animated geometry to sculpt fluids.

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Lesson breakdown

Below you can find a breakdown for each individual lesson in this course

  • Lesson Pack 01 0. Intro Video
  • Lesson Pack 01 1. Smoke FX with 2D Fluids
  • Lesson Pack 02 2. Dissipating Ink with 2D Fluids
  • Lesson Pack 03 3. External Forces with Fluids
  • Lesson Pack 04 4. nParticles & 3D Fluid Interactions
  • Lesson Pack 05 5. Flaming meteorites I
  • Lesson Pack 06 6. Flaming meteorites II
  • Lesson Pack 07 7. Flaming meteorites III
  • Lesson Pack 08 8. Emitting Fluid from Geometry
  • Lesson Pack 09 9. Plasma Fire FX
  • Lesson Pack 010 10. Fuel Bomb FX

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