Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with a preview plane, part of Maya: Creating Fluid Effects (2013).
The Maya ocean is actually in motion when you first create it. It's got waves…that are actually flowing and if you rendered it right now you would see those waves moving.…However, if you press Play in the viewport you can't see a motion on the ocean itself. …But when I created the ocean I also created a preview plane and that's…what this is here. Let's find it and you get it near the origin here, looking…for the preview plane, so it's a very small little patch of ocean at the origin.…That little plane there is the preview plane and it's not called a preview…plane unfortunately it's called transform 1. I'm actually going to rename…that because transform 1 is not a very helpful name. I'm going to call it preview or oceanPreview.…
If we get in close on that, if I press the F key and then press the 5 key to see shading, …then when I press Play you can see there's some movement there. …I have only got 24 frames in my timeline here, so let me extend that out. I'll set the…end of the playback range to let's call it 20 seconds or 480 frames.…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Simulating convincing surfaces of water and other liquids
- Creating dynamic ripples with fluid pond and wake emitters
- Testing simulations with interactive playback
- Rendering water surfaces
- Controlling render tessellation
- Floating objects dynamically
- Rendering an underwater scene
Skill Level Intermediate
Maya Dynamics: Creating Simulations (2012)with Aaron F. Ross2h 11m Intermediate
1. Fluid Pond Simulation
2. Open Ocean Effects
3. Rendering Underwater Scenes
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