Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Limiting a field with Max Distance, part of Maya Dynamics: Creating Simulations (2012).
We've added a Radial field and we've connected it to the ball but when we play…the simulation we're not seeing any result here.…We need to adjust some of those radial field attributes.…Also the position of the radial field makes a huge difference, so even if…you just move it by a tiny amount it could affect the result: it's extremely sensitive.…Not seeing any result right now but we'll play around some of the attributes.…With our Radial field selected here I'm in the Channel box and you'll see the Magnitude.…
Let's try a Magnitude of 500. That's pretty strong.…Rewind that and play that back and I still don't see any result and the reason…why is this attribute here, Max Distance, that's the extent of the field's range…of influence, it's a radius value.…Anything that's a greater distance away than the Max Distance will not be…affected by the field.…Currently it's got an invisible bubble around it that's about 20 centimeters.…Let's try increasing that Max Distance up to let's say 200, rewind and playback…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Choosing a scale convention
- Laying out the scene
- Modeling proxy objects
- Creating passive and active rigid bodies
- Imparting an initial velocity
- Improving performance
- Applying damping
- Adjusting mass
- Adding a Radial field
- Keying the Active attribute
- Baking the simulation to keyframes
- Creating Hinge and Spring constraints
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Building a Simulation
2. Directing a Simulation
3. Working with Keyframes
4. Applying Dynamic Constraints
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