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Maya Visual Effects The Innovator's Guide: Autodesk Official Press, 2nd Edition by Eric Keller

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Chapter 2

Particle Effects

Since I wrote the first edition of this book, much has changed in the world of Maya particle effects. With the introduction of the Nucleus dynamic engine in Maya 2009, creating particle effects has become more intuitive. You don’t need to create as many complex expressions in order to control particles, but at the same time there are many more settings that you need to be aware of. Overall, Maya has made creating particle effects with Nucleus much more fun. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to use particles to generate some interesting effects when used in combination with other Maya tools. If you’ve never used Maya ...

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