Particles + Dynamics

A particle system is the engine that drives effects like smoke, rain, fire, and other phenomena that require a large number of small moving objects. Learn to create these effects and more in 3D modeling software like Maya, 3ds Max, and CINEMA 4D.

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  • view course page for Soft Body Simulation for Motion Graphics with RealFlow

    Learn how to simulate soft bodies in a physically accurate and realistic way with RealFlow. Motion graphics artist Ran Ben Avraham shows how to create a bouncing logo design using RealFlow.

    1h 34m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for X-Particles for CINEMA 4D Essential Training

    Get started with X-Particles, the CINEMA 4D plugin that allows artists to create finely rendered fluid simulations, dynamics, and collisions quickly and easily.

    3h 17m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Up and Running with RealFlow

    Get up and running with RealFlow, the motion picture industry's standard tool for liquid simulations.

    3h 6m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for TurbulenceFD for CINEMA 4D Essential Training

    VFX artist Ben Watts show how to use TurbulenceFD, an incredibly powerful fluid simulator that plugs right into CINEMA 4D, to create realistic smoke, fire, and explosion effects.

    2h 26m
    Advanced
     

  • view course page for Dynamic Simulations with Bullet Physics in Maya

  • view course page for Dynamics in CINEMA 4D

    Dynamics in CINEMA 4D

    with Thanassis Pozantzis

    Learn how to use CINEMA 4D dynamics to create physically accurate object animations, using real-world physics like gravity, collisions, and bounces.

    3h 1m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Dynamics and Particles in MODO

    Learn how to use MODO's dynamics and particle systems to create physics-based animations that impress.

    1h 1m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for MODO 701 Essential Training

    MODO 701 Essential Training

    with Ellery Connell

    Get introduced to MODO 701 and learn how to create 3D models, textures, lights, and renders.

    5h 22m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Up and Running with Particle Flow in 3ds Max

  • view course page for Creating Rigid Body Simulations in Blender

  • view course page for Creating Fluid Effects in Maya

    Learn to render realistic bodies of water such as ponds and oceans and underwater shots with Maya—essential skills in a visual effects artist's toolkit.

    2h 16m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Liquid Simulation in Maya

    Liquid Simulation in Maya

    with Aaron F. Ross

    Bring scenes to life by building realistic fluid simulations in Maya, including foam and bubbles, liquid being poured, and volumetric liquid in a container.

    2h 31m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Creating Simulations in MassFX and 3ds Max

  • view course page for Creating Particle and Fire Effects with Maya

  • view course page for Particle Effects in 3ds Max

    Create dynamic, randomly generated particle effects that can emulate snow, rain, steam, explosions, and more in 3ds Max animation projects.

    5h 53m
    Intermediate
     

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