Introduction to Maya - Rendering in Arnold
This course will look at the fundamentals of rendering in Arnold. We'll go through the different light types available, cameras, shaders, Arnold's render settings and finally how to split an image into render passes (AOV's), before we then reassemble it i
# 1 10-07-2014 , 07:31 PM
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Maya 2015 Organic Shattering

I have not done a lot with maya dynamics so i am looking for a little help here. I am trying to achieve and organic shattering effect on a rock and glacier but the shatter tool can be a little tricky.I am having trouble shattering my object to the level i need to look organic (100's of shards). Maya crashed when i try to process that high of a shatter.


Can I shatter an object and continue shattering the individual shards again?

Can I use the dynamic shatter effect for a PTEX textured object?

Can I select specific faces or areas of an object that i want shattered rather than the entire object?

Thank you, any help is appreciated!

# 2 10-07-2014 , 10:40 PM
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Maya shatter is simply not that great. Try soup

The learning curve is steep but if your going to be doing a bit with dynamics in maya soup is definitely one plugin you want in your arsonal.


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# 3 25-03-2018 , 01:12 AM
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Besides Soup, are there other plug-ins for Maya (2018 on a Mac) good for shattering? Soup demands a subscription fee and I don't do enough with dynamics to justify a monthly expense.

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