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
Q: When I create a new document and attempt to use the Fly tool, it works as expected. When I try to use the Fly tool with any of the downloaded exercise files, I get the following error message:
// Error: setAttr: A child attribute of 'camera1.rotate' is locked or connected and cannot be modified.
A: In some of the lessons, the camera is locked. That's by design.
If you want to unlock the camera, go to the Camera panel menu directly above the viewport. Choose View > Select Camera. Now look in the Channel Box. The Translate or Rotate channels may be grayed out. Click-drag the names (not the numbers) to select multiple channels. Then right-click and choose Unlock Selected.
One exception: if you see a channel displaying in blue, that means the camera is constrained to something. For example, the Rotate channels could be aim-constrained to the camera's aim point. You don't need to unlock these and you shouldn't try to change them or keyframe them.
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
Next steps1m 7s
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