Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Simulating thick cloth with a wrap deformer, part of Learning Maya nCloth 2012.
As I mentioned earlier in the course, if you want to have thick cloth, then you…can't really apply and nCloth directly to that thick object, and here's why.…What I've got here is an example in which I've modeled a robe that has…some internal volume.…It's a solid watertight mesh.…And I've applied an nCloth to it, just to demonstrate the issue.…Go ahead and click Rewind, and play this back, and what you'll see is that the…cloth immediately compresses, and becomes almost two-dimensional.…
Additionally, it's self-intersected here. If I select it, we might be able to…see that a little bit more clearly.…It's actually pushed through itself, and that's clearly not a desirable outcome.…Additionally, if I rewind, and play it back again, you can see that I'm only…getting about maybe 4 frames a second, or 5 frames a second,…and we can do a lot better than that.…Really, what we want is an infinitely thin cloth that's going to calculate the…dynamic simulation, and then we want that to then drive the thick cloth, which…
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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