Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing nParticles, part of Maya 2009 New Features.
Now we are going to take a look at a brand new feature in Maya 2009 and that's…called nParticles. Now, this particular feature is only available for those who…have Maya Unlimited. So if you have that version of Maya you can certainly follow along.…Now, nParticles is a brand new particle system and it uses what's called the…nucleus engine. What that is, is the same engine that's used for Maya's nCloth,…and it's a much faster physics solver, so nParticles has a lot of additional…features. They have built in collisions, they have built in gravity and they…have a lot of built in forces.…
So let's take a look at some nParticles in action here. We have a teapot that's…emitting some steam and those are done using nParticles.…Now, you can find nParticles here under the nDynamics tab and right here there…is an nParticles menu. This has pretty much all that you need. Now, these work…pretty much the same as Maya's regular particle system, but they have a lot of…additional features and we have the ability to create Emitters, emit from…
- Working with the new interface
- Organizing assets
- Creating muscles
- Sculpting muscle shapes
- Working with nParticles
- Creating emitters
- Animating with layers
Skill Level Intermediate
Lighting and Rendering with mental ray in Mayawith Eric Keller4h 56m Intermediate
1. Working with the New Interface and Selection Tools
2. Organizing with Maya Assets
3. Creating Maya Muscles
4. Working with nParticles
5. Animating with Animation Layers
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