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Mastering Maya® 2009 by Anthony Honn, Eric Allen, Eric Keller

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Chapter 14. Advanced nDynamic Effects

In this chapter, you'll delve deeper into Maya dynamics to understand how the various dynamic systems, such as nCloth, nParticles, and Rigid Bodies, can be used together to create spectacular effects. You'll also use more advanced particle expressions to control the motion of particle instances.

In this chapter you will learn to:

  • Use nCloth

  • Combine nCloth and nParticles

  • Use nCloth for rigid body simulations

  • Use traditional Maya rigid body dynamics

  • Instance geometry to nParticles

  • Create nParticle expressions

  • Create smoke effects

nCloth

nCloth uses the Nucleus solver to create soft body dynamics. Typically nCloth is used to make polygon geometry behave like clothing, but nCloth can actually be used to simulate the behavior ...

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