Maya for 3D Printing - Rapid Prototyping
In this course we're going to look at something a little different, creating technically accurate 3D printed parts.
# 1 03-03-2003 , 11:43 AM
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Blood cells

I want to animate some blood cells moving down a vein, so how do you turn your blood cell model into a particle to immit from an imitter?

# 2 03-03-2003 , 04:40 PM
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Hit F1 on your keyboard, and do a search for paticle instancing.

Theres a pretty good explanation thereuser added image

That's how you would do it.

(I'm not in front of Maya right now, so that's why I suggested the maya docs) user added image


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# 3 03-03-2003 , 06:34 PM
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instancing allows you to create particles, control them, make em flow down ur blood vein or whatever with collisions and etc
then instancing will replace the particles with objects you modelled user added image ie. ur blood cell


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# 4 04-03-2003 , 08:58 AM
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# 5 04-03-2003 , 04:26 PM
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Niice, now all you need is a bit of distortion to the things (like cracks).. and then a good overlay.. of noise or something... good job user added image.


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# 6 04-03-2003 , 04:38 PM
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thanks mate, im working on the texture at the mo, do you think these would immit ok as particles?


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# 7 04-03-2003 , 08:20 PM
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there wudnt be anything wrong with it, but if you have a slow computer, watch out, try to make ur model as simple as poss in terms of polys


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# 8 05-03-2003 , 06:27 AM
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hey, looks good! simple but good

# 9 05-03-2003 , 08:42 AM
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these are NURBS at the mo should I change to poly's for particle instancing?


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# 10 05-03-2003 , 06:41 PM
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i dont think it makes a difference, but id use polys cos i like them user added image but nurbs you can turn down the smoothness in the view


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