nCloth is not just for cloth. You can do all kinds of interesting special…effects, such as this one with leaves blowing off of the tree.…So let's dive into it.…Here's a Maya scene that has a single Paint Effects tree in it.…I'll play that back for you,…and you'll see it's got some turbulence on it, so that it appears that it's…blowing in the wind,…but the leaves are not able to fall.…If you want to learn how to build Paint Effects trees, and other forms of Paint…Effects then you can look at some of our other titles on lynda.com.…
Specifically, I have got a title called Maya 2011:…Creating Natural Environments, and it goes into customizing Paint Effects…in pretty good detail.…But we need this to be a polygon object in order to turn it into nCloth.…I'll go ahead and select it, and go up to the Modify menu, and choose Convert, and…we're looking for Paint Effects to Polygons.…And now it's been converted into polygons.…Now we're ready to convert the leaves into nCloth.…I'll select the leaves, and see that that's a separate object now, and we can go…
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
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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