Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating turbulence, part of Creating Natural Environments in Maya.
One of the many wonderful things about Paint Effects is that it has animation…built into it, so that your trees and grass can blow in the wind and you…don't need to keyframe it or write any expressions or anything. So, that's pretty great.…So, all you have to do is select your brush--go to the Attribute editor and…activate that brush--and you're looking for a section under Tubes > Behavior > Turbulence.…So Turbulence is an effect that's applied to the stroke, and the Turbulence…does not, by the way, does not respond to any of the dynamics in Maya. So, this…is completely self-contained within the brush node, and it doesn't know anything…about any dynamics fields or anything else that you might have going on in the scene.…
So I've got my stroke selected, I've gone to the brush node, and I have got…Turbulence here. And you'll see it's turned off.…And I can just go ahead and turn it on.…You'll see that there's a bunch of options here, but really the only two options…that you care about are Grass Wind and Tree Wind. So, I will activate Tree Wind.…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
Recommended prerequisite: Maya 2011 Essential Training
- Laying out the scene
- Sculpting terrain with Soft Selection and the Sculpt Geometry tool
- Creating 2D textures using Artisan and Paint Effects
- Applying 2D and 3D procedural textures
- Building backgrounds with skydomes and matte paintings
- Shaping clouds with Maya Fluids
- Creating non-physical daylight and casting shadows
- Rendering with Maya software
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating Textures and Shaders in Mayawith Eric Keller3h 30m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5 Essential Trainingwith Michael Ninness11h 15m Beginner
1. Terrain Modeling
4. Fluid Clouds
5. 3D Paint Effects
6. Lighting and Rendering
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