Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting animation preferences, part of Maya Dynamics: Creating Simulations (2012).
When working with Dynamics in Maya, you have got to set up your preferences just…in a certain way so that your simulation will play back properly.…We need to get that sorted out before we even begin to think about building…anything or making it move.…I am going to go ahead and play my simulation here and it seems to be playing…okay and it seems to be a bit slow, but it is playing and it's fine, but I'm…just going to take the precaution of setting my preferences, so that there will…be no unexpected negative results later down the road.…
I'm going to go into the Window menu to Settings/Preferences>Preferences and go…into the Time Slider section and you'll see here in the Playback section, we…needed to just tweak these settings a little bit.…I like to view the animation in all the viewports, not just the Active view, so…I'm going to activate Update View in All.…But more importantly down here, we've got our Playback Speed, and the default is…to play every frame with no limit on the maximum speed.…
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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