Examine the Bifrost structure in the Node Editor.
- [Voiceover] There's something in our scene now,…we can examine the anatomy of a Bifrost Simulation.…Let's do that from the Outliner first.…Go into Windows, Outliner.…At the top of the Ouliner list…are all the objects that I provided in the scene.…Scroll down to the bottom and you will see…the newly created Bifrost nodes.…Depending upon which version of Maya you're running,…you may see something different here.…If you're using a version before 2016, extension 2,…then you will see a different node structure…than you see here.…
And what Autodesk have done with Maya 2016, extension 2…is split out all the various Bifrost attributes…into separate nodes.…So you'll see that we have Liquid Properties…separate from the Imiter,…separate from the actual domain or container node.…Each one of these is actually inside a node type…which is technically known as a Bifrost container.…It used to be that the container was the global solver node.…
Now almost everything is a container.…And the containers can serve many functions.…This is all done in order to provide a formal flexible…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Understanding Bifröst
- Analyzing the node structure
- Emitting from a polygon mesh
- Colliding with objects
- Pushing and damping fluid motion with accelerators
- Caching Bifröst simulations
- Meshing liquid and exporting to Alembic
- Shading with the Bifröst liquid material
- Designing mental ray materials
- Layering shaders with Bifröst channel data
- Adding mist with an Aero simulation
- Texturing an Aero material
Skill Level Advanced
Maya: Particle and Fire Effects (2011)with Aaron F. Ross3h 46m Intermediate
Maya: Creating Fluid Effects (2013)with Aaron F. Ross2h 16m Intermediate
Maya Dynamics: Creating Simulations (2012)with Aaron F. Ross2h 11m Intermediate
1. Simulating a Liquid
2. Tuning and Storing a Simulation
3. Shading a Liquid
4. Using Bifröst Aero
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