Maya Dynamics: nParticles and Expressions

nParticles are widely used for creating complex particle effects. This course will teach you the basics and advance level of nParticle effects with MEL expressions. Software required: Autodesk Maya 2017.
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(17)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 6, 2017
Duration
7h 33m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Basics of nDynamics and nParticles Emitters
Understanding the Concept of Fields
Using MEL Expressions to Expand nParticle's Functionality
Simulate a Rain Dripping Effect
Simulate a Smoke and Dust Using Sprite Particles
Simulate a Destruction Effect Using nParticle Instancer and MEL Expressions
Simulate a Dry Sand Effect Using nParticles and nConstraints
Render the Dry Sand Particle Effect with Arnold Engine
Description
Course info
Rating
(17)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 6, 2017
Duration
7h 33m
Description

Have you ever wish to create effects of rain-dripping, smoke and dust, sand particle, and destruction of object through simulation in Maya? If so, this is the perfect course for you. In this course, Maya Dynamics: nParticles and Expressions, you'll learn nParticles and expressions for various effects and no prior knowledge is required. First, you'll discover how to block out particle emitters, nParticles, and external fields. Next, you'll learn the MEL expressions to modify and customize the nParticle and also able to create your own expressions and additional particle attributes. Finally, you'll explore various effects like rain-dripping, sand-particle, smoke, dust, and destruction with nParticles. When you are finished with this course, you'll have your own renders and a solid understanding of nParticles and expressions, which will further help you in creating complex particles effects. Software required: Autodesk Maya 2017.

About the author
About the author

Pankaj Malik is a Senior Instructor of VFX.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey everyone, my name is Pankaj Malik. And welcome to my course nParticles and Expressions. I am a certified professional for this Maya and FX artist. nParticles are widely used for creating compelling visual effects. In this course we are going to learn nParticles and expressions for greatest effects and no prior knowledge is required. Some of the major topics that we will cover include, basics of nParticles and their types and Mel-expressions. Learning all the external fields like gravity, turbulence, air, volume axis just to name a few. Creating complex effects like rain dripping, sand particle, dust, smoke and destruction using instancer. Finally we will learn the rendering of nParticles using mental ray and Arnold rendering agent. So by the end of this course you will have a deeper understanding of n-Particles and Mel-expressions to create and customize your effects for production quality particle simulations. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn particle simulations with the n-Particles and expressions course at Pluralsight.