Learn about loading an Alembic mesh with vertex data channels.
- [Instructor] After caching out a heavy Alembic file,…I recommend that you exit Maya,…just to flush out all memory and virtual memory.…Here we have the end result of that calculation.…I have an alembic.abc file that is 40 GB in size.…I've copied that into my Maya project,…in the folder cache > alembic.…Let's restart Maya now and import that Alembic mesh.…I've got a BIF mesh sequence in this scene already,…and it's on the layer liquid_mesh_cache_layer.…
Turn off its visibility.…We've also got the liquid_mesh_layer,…which is the BiFrost mesh output,…but it's currently disabled in the Attributes.…We can press the Play button now…and notice that my frames per second is about 30,…and that tells me, if the cache object is not visible,…then the cache is not loaded from disc.…We can stop in the timeline and rewind.…Go up into the FX menu set,…to the Cache menu and choose Alembic Cache,…and we have multiple options here.…
If we chose Open, that would completely replace…the current scene, so we don't want that.…If we choose Import,…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Bifröst basics
- Analyzing the node structure
- Emitting from a polygon mesh
- Colliding with a polygon mesh
- Adding velocity, friction, and drag with motion fields
- Optimizing space and time accuracy
- Caching simulations
- Meshing and exporting liquids
- Render-time meshing in Arnold
- Applying channel data to Arnold shaders
- Generating foam from a liquid
- Rendering and shading foam in Arnold
Skill Level Advanced
1. Simulating a Liquid
2. Fine-Tuning a Liquid Simulation
3. Caching and Meshing
4. Shading a Liquid
5. Simulating Foam
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.