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Up and Running with Particle Flow in 3ds Max

Course Summary

  Start creating great looking particle animations for rain, smoke, fire, and more with Particle Flow in 3ds Max.   

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    Course Syllabus


    What you should know
    Using the exercise files
    3ds Max project structure
    1. Overview of the Particle Flow System
    Operators are the key
    Making use of events
    How tests work
    Deconstructing a flow
    How we use deflectors
    Using the force
    Source properties: Emission rollout
    Source properties: Selection and System rollouts
    Breakdown of the Particle View UI
    2. Adding and Building Flows
    Creating and deleting a Standard Flow
    Breakdown of the Standard Flow
    The Preset Flow: Reusing our own effects
    The Preset Flow: Using the Allan McKay presets
    Starting from scratch with the Empty Flow
    Why the mParticle Flow is different
    3. Putting Operators to Work
    The Birth Grid operator
    The Birth Group operator
    The Birth Texture operator
    The Transform operators
    Speed operators
    Shape operators
    Utility operators
    mParticle operators
    4. Tests That Create Events
    Particle Age
    Find Target
    5. Creating Rain, Drip, and Splash Systems
    Creating rainfall
    Motion through forces
    Adding collision detection
    Creating the table splash: Part one
    Creating the table splash: Part two
    Setting up the sculpt splash
    Running across the surface
    Finalizing the drip system
    Final observations
    What's next?

Course Fee:
USD 25

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4 - 5 hours / week

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