Join Brian Bradley for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding forces to a simulation, part of MassFX and 3ds Max: Creating Simulations (2013).
If the ability to use forces in 3ds Max as part of a MassFX dynamic simulation…is not something that we see as a particularly big deal,…hopefully this video will redirect our thinking a little and show us just…why this functionality is an extremely important and indeed powerful part of…the simulation process.…As we look at the two objects we have present in our scene, which of course are…just rough representations of a feather and a brick,…we may instantly have certain expectations about how they ought to behave if…dropped from their current position.…
Most of us will be well aware that a brick or a large stone when dropped tends…to travel pretty quickly.…By comparison, a feather or something equivalent in mass such as a small piece of…paper seems to almost meander its way to the ground,…taking much more time to get there then our brick or stone.…In an environment subject to gravity, these two objects should fall at…exactly the same rate.…And indeed, if I run the simulation, you can see this is exactly what happens in MassFX.…
- Setting up your 3ds Max project
- Understanding volume, mass, and density
- Learning the difference between concave and convex meshes
- Discovering Ground Collision and Gravity
- Baking out a simulation for rendering
- Adding an animation override
- Adding Rigid constraints and creating breakability
- Creating springy targets with the Hinge constraint
- Spinning targets with Twist
- Working with mCloth
- Putting a rip in mCloth
- Adding forces to a simulation
- Using fracture geometry in mParticles
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Dynamics Simulation 101: Understanding the Basics
2. The MassFX Approach
3. Working with Rigid Bodies
4. Making Use of Constraints
5. Working with mCloth
6. Using Forces with MassFX
Using forces with mCloth3m 47s
7. A Brief Introduction to mParticles
What's next?1m 5s
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