Maya 5 is an incredibly complex package; a person could work for a long time with the program and still not have used all of the modules or uncovered some of the very exciting hidden gems. This section contains information on often-overlooked work areas.
Body dynamics simulate real-world physics on either a rigid or soft form. A rigid body will not deform upon collision with another body; a soft body will deform.
1 Create a new scene in Maya.
2 Set the animation to 300 frames.
3 Select Dynamics from the Status Line or press the F4 shortcut.
4 Create a polygonal plane of 20 × 20 units with X and Y subdivisions of ...