Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with construction history, part of Learning Maya nCloth 2012.
Occasionally, you may have a need to adjust the construction history of an…nCloth object; for example, to increase the level of detail.…Here is an example.…I've got a tablecloth here that just doesn't have enough detail to really be convincing.…Now, I did not delete the construction history when I created that plane. I just…built the plane, set the number of vertices that I want by setting the number of…segments, and then made an nCloth out of it, and it worked.…But now I've decided that I don't have enough detail, and I need to go back and increase that.…
Normally, what you would do is, of course, you would just select the object, and…then drill down into the Channel box, or the Attribute Editor to find the…primitive node; in this case, it's a polyPlane primitive.…Well, once it's been converted to nCloth, you can't get access to that very easily.…If I hit Control+A to open the Attribute Editor, you will see that I have got lots…of stuff here. I have got my nucleus node, and I can even see the material node,…
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
Creating Textures and Shaders in Mayawith Eric Keller3h 30m 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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