Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating nConstraint attributes, part of Learning Maya nCloth 2012.
Nearly anything in Maya can be animated, and nucleus constraints are no exception.…One common thing that we might want to do is enable or disable an nConstraint…over time in order to connect or disconnect the cloth to some other object.…That's what we'll do here.…I've got two constraints.…I've got a point to surface constraint around the neckline, and I've got a weld…adjacent borders constraint down the center of the robe.…I'm going to open the Outliner; Window > Outliner, and you'll see I've got two…dynamic constraints here.…
I'm going to select both of those, and I want to key the Enable attribute.…You'll see it here: Enable,…and right now it's on. I want to key it on. Rewind back to frame 1, select the…name, and then right-click, and Key Selected.…Now I've got a keyframe there…on frame 100, which is the beginning of my simulation.…I'll let that play through for a second, until it settles down, and then around…frame 130, or something like that, I'll turn it off.…
Set that to 0 to turn it off, and you'll notice that the icons for 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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