Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying wind shadow, part of Learning Maya nCloth 2012.
Here's another really cool feature of Nucleus: we have the ability to block the…wind coming from the nucleus node.…What I've done here is I've got my flag with some wind on it, and I've built just…a simple plane to act as a barrier, to illustrate how the wind shadow works.…Currently, we're not seeing any wind shadowing. The flag is blowing in the wind.…I'll select my object that I want to block the wind.…Let me go ahead and make that into a passive collider. So that's the precondition;…it's got to be a passive collider.…
It could also be an nCloth, but that would be overkill.…Rewind, and play that back, and it's currently not blocking the wind at all.…I'll go ahead and select it, hit Control+A to open up the Attribute Editor,…and in the nRigidShape node, you'll see a section that says the Wind Field…Generation, and we need to increase this attribute: Wind Shadow Distance.…What that means is, what's the area around the object in which the wind will be blocked?…And with the value of 0, then it's not blocking at all.…
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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