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Creating Visual Effects in Maya by Lee Lanier

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Chapter 6

Producing Dust Puffs, Fog, Trailing Smoke, and Fireballs with Rigid and Fluid Dynamics

Maya’s Dynamics system is unique in that it supports rigid body and fluid simulation. Rigid bodies allow you to dynamically move any geometry through a scene. Rigid bodies react to fields and automatically collide with other active rigid bodies or static passive rigid bodies. The fluid simulation, on the other hand, is provided by Maya’s Fluid Effects tools, which reproduce complex fluid systems that are far beyond the reach of traditional modeling, texturing, or animation techniques. In particular, Fluid Effects 2D and 3D containers can simulate a ...

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