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Employ Maya particles and fluids to generate stunning special effects simulations, including exploding fireworks, tumbling snowflakes, and burning flames. Using a project-based approach, Aaron F. Ross shows how to emit and render particles, write expressions to control and fine-tune effects, and animate and shade dynamic fluids. The course also includes tutorials on batch rendering and compositing in After Effects.
Hi! I'm Aaron F. Ross and I'd like to welcome you to Creating Particle and Fire Effects with Maya. Autodesk Maya is one of the premier applications for visual effects and digital asset creation. In this course, I'll show you how to create stunning effects with particle systems and fluid dynamics. We'll take a project-based approach to illustrate how these advanced tools integrate with a real world production workflow. In three short projects, we'll examine classic particles, nucleus particles, and dynamic fluids.
I'll lead you through generating dynamic simulations of exploding fireworks, tumbling snowflakes, and burning flames. Along the way, I'll show you how to control these effects with fields and scripted expressions. We'll cut through the complexities of Maya and focus on the most commonly needed features of the dynamics toolset. Now let's begin creating particle and fire effects with Maya.
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