Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a pond, part of Creating Fluid Effects in Maya.
Let's create a Maya Pond.…Just so that I can see what I'm doing a little bit better, I'm going to the…Display layers here and hide a few of these scene elements like the ducky, we…won't need him just yet, so I'll toggle his visibility off, as well as the room…surrounding the bathtub. I'll just toggle it's visibility as well, so that I can…actually tumble around and analyze my scene more clearly.…Okay, now maximize the Perspective view by clicking in it and then tapping the…spacebar and I'll create the pond.…The Maya Pond is a variation on the fluid shape node, so you will find it in the…Dynamics menu set, so make sure you have chosen Dynamics, and then you can go to…Fluid Effects menu and go to Pond>Create Pond, and it's created at the origin with default attributes.…
And you note by the way, that I just built my scene so that the tub is in the…right place for the pond at the origin.…So let's go into those Pond attributes with that pond selected.…I'll hold down Ctrl+A to open the Attribute Editor in Maya and you'll see that…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Simulating convincing surfaces of water and other liquids
- Creating dynamic ripples with fluid pond and wake emitters
- Testing simulations with interactive playback
- Rendering water surfaces
- Controlling render tessellation
- Floating objects dynamically
- Rendering an underwater scene
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating Simulations in Maya Dynamicswith Aaron F. Ross2h 11m Intermediate
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Creating Particle and Fire Effects with Mayawith Aaron F. Ross3h 46m Intermediate
1. Fluid Pond Simulation
2. Open Ocean Effects
3. Rendering Underwater Scenes
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