Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a Radial field, part of Maya Dynamics: Creating Simulations (2012).
We want to direct this animation to get a desired result, and that is to knock…down all 10 pins to get a perfect strike.…To do that I want to make the ball move in arc so that it curves around here and…strikes the pins from the side.…I can use a Radial field to accomplish that.…A Radial field is a field that pushes or pulls dynamic objects.…This time I'm going to create the field without any connections so that I can…show you how to connect objects to fields after the fact.…
I'll just go ahead to my Dynamics menu set and choose Fields>Radial and it's…created right at the Origin which is nearly where I want it.…I just want to move it up a little bit, give it a little bit of elevation so…it's not sitting right on the floor.…And now I want to show you a new window where you can make or break connections…to Field to other dynamic objects.…It's under Window>Relationship Editors> Dynamic Relationships; open that up and…on the left I want to select the dynamic objects, the ball in this case.…
So I want to find the ball and click on that and then all the fields are listed…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Choosing a scale convention
- Laying out the scene
- Modeling proxy objects
- Creating passive and active rigid bodies
- Imparting an initial velocity
- Improving performance
- Applying damping
- Adjusting mass
- Adding a Radial field
- Keying the Active attribute
- Baking the simulation to keyframes
- Creating Hinge and Spring constraints
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Building a Simulation
2. Directing a Simulation
3. Working with Keyframes
4. Applying Dynamic Constraints
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