Define polygon mesh attributes for a liquid surface.
- [Voiceover] Alright that's all about caches.…Now, let's talk about meshing.…And that's going to be found in the shape node.…Open up the domain container,…and select the shape node,…which is labeled liquid one.…And in the attribute editor,…we can access the bi frost shape attributes.…Scroll down, you're looking for a section labeled…bi frost meshing.…Open that up.…And it's currently disabled.…As long as this is disabled,…then the bi frost liquid one mesh object here,…has no polygons.…
And you may occasionally get error messages,…saying the object has no polygons.…It's not a problem.…We can enable bi frost meshing,…and that creates polygons inside…the bi frost liquid mesh object.…And we can see, in our view…that there is a ghostly outline here.…We can select that mesh object,…and change its material.…Back in the attribute editor,…we can see it's been automatically assigned…bi frost liquid material one.…And that's got transparency,…and all kinds of fancy stuff.…
For testing purposes, let's just assign it…a Lambert shader.…
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
Maya: Creating Fluid Effects (2013)with Aaron F. Ross2h 16m Intermediate
Maya Dynamics: Creating Simulations (2012)with Aaron F. Ross2h 11m Intermediate
1. Simulating a Liquid
2. Tuning and Storing a Simulation
3. Shading a Liquid
4. Using Bifröst Aero
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