Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Checking the simulation with a Playblast, part of Understanding Maya nCloth.
As we increase the quality of the simulation, the playback will be slower and…slower in the viewport,…to the point where we may not be able to correctly evaluate whether the…animation is moving at the right speed. Currently what I've done is I…have increased the Max Collision Iterations up to 40 in order to…illustrate the problem.…You'll see that my frame rate here is hovering around 10 frames per second.…It's hard for me to evaluate this, and to be able to tell whether or not this is…running at the right speed.…
What I'll do is just simply make a Playblast. I'll rewind back to frame 1, and…I'll go into the Window menu > Playblast, and let's go into the Options for that…Playblast. This will just render a temporary movie out.…I'm on Windows, so I want to use the avi format.…You actually can use QuickTime; maybe we'll do that instead.…I am going to choose a compressor, and since this is just a temporary movie, it…doesn't really matter what compressor we use.…I'll choose H.264, and just turn up the Quality.…
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
Creating Textures and Shaders in Mayawith Eric Keller3h 30m 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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