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Creating Fluid Effects in Maya

with Aaron F. Ross

Video: Creating Fluid Effects in Maya: Welcome

Welcome to Creating Fluid Effects in Maya. My name is Aaron F. Ross. In this course will explore the Maya Pond and Ocean features to create convincing surfaces of water and other liquids. Here are a few of the topics we'll cover: understanding fluid node attributes, simulating dynamic ripples with a fluid pond and wake, testing simulations with interactive playback, previewing an ocean in Maya viewport, rendering water surfaces, controlling render tessellation, floating objects dynamically, driving a dynamic motorboat, and rendering an underwater scene.
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Watch the Online Video Course Creating Fluid Effects in Maya
2h 16m Intermediate May 01, 2013

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Learn to render realistic bodies of water such as ponds and oceans and underwater shots with Maya—essential skills in a visual effects artist's toolkit. In this course, Aaron F. Ross shows how to work with the Fluid node attributes, control the simulation quality, make collisions that mimic surface wake or waves, float objects, and improve the realism of your scenes with shaders and reflectivity.

Topics include:
  • Simulating convincing surfaces of water and other liquids
  • Creating dynamic ripples with fluid pond and wake emitters
  • Testing simulations with interactive playback
  • Rendering water surfaces
  • Controlling render tessellation
  • Floating objects dynamically
  • Rendering an underwater scene
Subject:
3D + Animation
Software:
Maya
Author:
Aaron F. Ross

Welcome

Welcome to Creating Fluid Effects in Maya. My name is Aaron F. Ross. In this course will explore the Maya Pond and Ocean features to create convincing surfaces of water and other liquids. Here are a few of the topics we'll cover: understanding fluid node attributes, simulating dynamic ripples with a fluid pond and wake, testing simulations with interactive playback, previewing an ocean in Maya viewport, rendering water surfaces, controlling render tessellation, floating objects dynamically, driving a dynamic motorboat, and rendering an underwater scene.

Maya's pond and ocean tools make it easy to create complex shots that require liquid surfaces. These features of Maya are essential to a visual effects artist's toolkit. So let's get our feet wet in the Maya Pond and Ocean.

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