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Maya Particle Effects

Course Summary

 Highlights some Maya features including how to reuse MEL expressions as well as how to manipulate paint effects to give particles a final look and feel.       

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    Course Syllabus

       Working with the exercise files
    1. Creating Images from Animated Particles
       Mapping the image onto the plane
       Creating a surface emitter with image colors
       Setting particle attributes
       Creating a vortex field
       Creating and animating the first layer of particles
       Creating and animating the second layer of particles
       Emitting from a 3D object
    2. Creating Smoke
       Creating smoke
       Adding velocity and texture
       Creating embers
       Smoke demo
    3. Technical Supplements
       Working with the forces
       The dynamic Relationship Editor
       Creating collisions and events
       Creating attributes in the particle shape node
    4. Simple MEL Expressions
       Using simple MEL expressions
       Changing particle life spans with expressions
       Changing particle radius with expressions
       Line Step and Smooth Step
    5. Instancing Particles and Paint Effects
       Instancing particles
       Instancing paint effects onto particles
       Randomizing paint effects
       Instancing animation
       A flock of butterflies

Course Fee:
USD 25

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3 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Digital Media & Games Community

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