Save an animated mesh with vertex data channels.
- [Voiceover] Meshing each frame takes a very long time,…and even just doing a play blast is going to be painful.…So at this stage we want to save out…an alembic file.…This is an all-purpose 3D file that is extremely helpful…in this case because it's great at handling…very large data sets.…So before you even begin, be aware that you're going to…be saving out a file that is tens of gigabytes in size.…And this is very tricky due to memory…and storage requirements.…
Your system may crash, Maya may crash,…the alembic file may be corrupted,…your system must have the specifications…that I mentioned earlier in the course.…Before caching to alembic, you'll want to cache…the liquid first, we've already done that.…If you don't cache the liquid first then the…processing will be super slow and you'll have…even greater memory use.…Before caching to alembic of course,…make sure that the scratch cache and the background…processing are disabled.…
Once again this is super important.…Before you cache to alembic, make sure that you've got…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Understanding Bifröst
- Analyzing the node structure
- Emitting from a polygon mesh
- Colliding with objects
- Pushing and damping fluid motion with accelerators
- Caching Bifröst simulations
- Meshing liquid and exporting to Alembic
- Shading with the Bifröst liquid material
- Designing mental ray materials
- Layering shaders with Bifröst channel data
- Adding mist with an Aero simulation
- Texturing an Aero material
Skill Level Advanced
1. Simulating a Liquid
2. Tuning and Storing a Simulation
3. Shading a Liquid
4. Using Bifröst Aero
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