Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Creating Simulations in Maya Dynamics.
We're almost ready to start working with Maya Dynamics. I just want to mention at the top that I have slightly hot-rodded the Maya interface. Not a lot; you'll certainly be able to find your way around. The main difference you'll see is that I'm using black text on a white background, and the default interface of Maya is currently white text on a black background. And to me, that's more difficult to read and it just slows me down. Therefore, I'm using the old-school black text. Now I'm not going to cover how to set up Maya for that interface in this training course, however I did cover it in a previous training course which is Maya 2011: Creating Natural Environments.
And in fact there are two movies Setting Up the Exercise Files and Setting Up the Mac. The other thing I want to mention is that if you are a Premium subscriber to lynda.com then you can download the Exercise Files for the course and once you've done that you'll need to point Maya at that project folder, and that's a simple process. Of course, we can go to the File menu and choose Set Project. And I've got the Exercise Files here on my Desktop so all I need to do is just select that and click Set.
Then when I go to Open a Scene it will take me directly to that Exercise_Files>Scenes folder and these are all the Maya ASCII scene files for the course. If you're not a premium subscriber to lynda.com and you don't have the Exercise Files, then I recommend that you create a project folder for the course, that way you can put all the assets in that one project folder.
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
Creating Particle and Fire Effects with Mayawith Aaron F. Ross3h 46m Intermediate
Maya Essentials 5: Animation Toolswith George Maestri1h 20m Beginner
1. Building a Simulation
2. Directing a Simulation
3. Working with Keyframes
4. Applying Dynamic Constraints
- 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.