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Creating Visual Effects in Maya by Lee Lanier

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Chapter 7

Animating Fire, Water, and Damage with Effects, Fluid Effects, Deformers, and Textures

Maya’s Fluid Effects tools include the Ocean and Pond systems. While the Ocean system deforms a NURBS or Polygon surface to create animated waves found on an ocean surface, the Pond system creates a 2D fluid container that emulates a smaller body of water. In addition to deformation tools available to manipulate the Fluid Effects, Maya provides a wide array of deformation techniques that you can apply to geometry. You can use these techniques, which include animatable vertices, animatable texture attributes, and various deformers, to create localized ...

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