Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Optimizing nCloth quality settings, part of Learning Maya nCloth 2012.
Let's take a look at the nClothShape node quality settings.…Previously, we looked a little bit at the Nucleus global solver attributes,…and these settings have to do with how many calculations are made per frame, and…how many times vertices are tested for collisions, and higher numbers will give…you allegedly better results, but will take longer to calculate.…If I play this back, you'll see we're getting about 17 frames a second currently.…
But in this version of the flag, I've made the Stretch and Compression…Resistance lower, so that we see some unfortunate stretching there. We want to get rid of that.…I will go to the shape node, and I want to find the Stretch Resistance, and…Compression Resistance, and I want to crank that up to a pretty high value of 500.…The slider only goes up to 200, but I'm going to crank it up even further, and…play that back, and see now I've got a pretty solid cloth.…It's not stretching, or doing anything strange, but my frame rate has gone down…to 10 frames a second.…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Understanding the nucleus solver
- Adopting a scale convention
- Adjusting nCloth and nRigid attributes
- Creating and animating nConstraints
- Editing nConstraint membership and influence
- Smoothing nCloth with subdivision surfaces
- Storing and manipulating simulation data with nCache
- Improving simulation quality and efficiency
- Dressing an animated character
- Painting dynamic attributes such as Stickiness
- Simulating many objects such as falling leaves
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating Textures and Shaders in Mayawith Eric Keller3h 30m Intermediate
1. nCloth Basics
2. Simulating Dynamic nCloth
3. Directing nCloth
4. Optimizing Performance
5. Integrating nCloth with Animation
6. Simulating Special Effects
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