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Creating Fluid Effects in Maya

Course Summary

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.       


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    Course Syllabus

     Introduction
       Welcome
       Using the exercise files
    1. Fluid Pond Simulation
       Setting up the scene
       Creating a pond
       Understanding fluid node attributes
       Adding a pond wake
       Adding emission turbulence
       Adjusting fluid shader attributes
       Matching a wake emitter to an object
       Testing with Interactive Playback
       Controlling dynamic simulation quality
       Making collisions
       Setting an initial state
       Keyframing emission
       Keyframing an object in a pond
       Rendering raytraced water
       Caching a fluid
       Smoothing pond polygons
    2. Open Ocean Effects
       Creating an ocean
       Working with a preview plane
       Customizing the Ocean shader
       Controlling render tessellation
       Floating objects
       Adjusting attributes of a floating object
       Creating motorboats
       Adding an ocean wake
       Improving realism with Emit from Object
       Fine-tuning the look
    3. Rendering Underwater Scenes
       Laying out the scene
       Building a shader network
       Setting Refractive Index
       Adjusting the environment color ramp
       Creating a fluid for underwater fog
    Conclusion
       Next steps


Course Fee:
USD 25

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

3 - 4 hours / week

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