Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting strength drop-off, part of Learning Maya nCloth 2012.
Our transform constraints are working, but as you see, all of these vertices are…being basically glued in place.…What we want is a transition where there will be a great deal of strength to…the constraint here at the corner that falls off, or diminishes with distance.…I want to select the transform constraint, and open up the Attribute Editor,…Control+A, if it's not already open. And you're looking for a section that says…Strength Dropoff, and directly above that is the Dropoff Distance,…and these two work in conjunction; you have to actually adjust both of them to get a result.…
The Strength Dropoff is currently a flat line up here, meaning that there is no…diminishment of strength over distance.…What I need to do is click anywhere here in this little graph, and create a new…point on that curve, and drag it down to the lower right-hand corner.…And what this is doing is it's reducing the strength of the…transform constraint.…The left-hand side of the graph here corresponds to the position of the…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Understanding the nucleus solver
- Adopting a scale convention
- Adjusting nCloth and nRigid attributes
- Creating and animating nConstraints
- Editing nConstraint membership and influence
- Smoothing nCloth with subdivision surfaces
- Storing and manipulating simulation data with nCache
- Improving simulation quality and efficiency
- Dressing an animated character
- Painting dynamic attributes such as Stickiness
- Simulating many objects such as falling leaves
Skill Level Intermediate
1. nCloth Basics
2. Simulating Dynamic nCloth
3. Directing nCloth
4. Optimizing Performance
5. Integrating nCloth with Animation
6. Simulating Special Effects
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