Learn how to load simulation results from disk.
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- When you save a scene that has a cache,…it's not a bad idea to rewind back to the beginning…of your timeline, before the simulation began.…That way, Maya will not need to access the cache…when your file loads,…and you can control when that access happens.…In this case, I can press the play button,…and the cache gets loaded in…when the timeline reaches the first frame of the simulation.…To make changes to the simulation,…you need to disable the cache.…And if you look in the Bifrost menu,…there's no menu item for that.…
It needs to be done on a per container basis.…Select the property's note…that is feeding into the container,…and go to its attributes, control A.…And scroll down within…that Bifrost liquid properties container one note.…And you're looking for caching.…There's a liquid cache section,…and also a solid cache section.…And they're both enabled,…and both pointing to the location on the hard drive…that we set when we created the cache.…
To make changes to the simulation,…we can just disable these two switches,…
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
Creating Particle and Fire Effects with Mayawith Aaron F. Ross3h 46m Intermediate
Creating Simulations in Maya Dynamicswith 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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