Introduction to nParticles in Maya

In this course you will learn how to make stunning effects using nParticles in Maya.
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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

This course is an introduction to nParticles in Maya , and its a project based approach , so instead of listening me talking about tools and button , you will learn how to make fire and smoke emitting from the rocket when it take off , you will learn how to use another technique for creating fire in the fireplace and how to use instancing to copy any object to any particle system you have .

At the end of this course you will have solid knowledge of using FX nParticles in Maya.

  • There are a lot of 3D Artists , character animators and lighting Artists..... , but there are few FX artists , and that's why I created this course . to teach you FX.
  • At the end of this course you will have solid knowledge of using FX nParticles in Maya.
  • You can show what you have done to any commercial studio in world proudly , and they will appreciate what you are able to do , cause they know that few artists can do what you did ! .
  • You will learn making effects that you can not learn it anywhere .
  • FAQ :
    • Will you update this course in the future by adding more lectures ?
      • Yes , I will add more 3 video lectures and a lot of presentations and tips and tricks.
    • Will you give us more homework when you add more lectures in the future ?
      • Yes .
    • Which software is best for creating Particles and simulations ?
      • Autodesk Maya is the most powerful software at this time .
    • What is FX Artist ?
      • FX Artist responsible for creating any kind of particle simulations , like fire , smoke , water, shattering ,cloth and hair simulations.

What are the requirements?

  • You should be familiar with Maya user interface.
  • Have passion to learn visual effects.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will learn how to use Maya FX nParticles in your projects and make stunning effects.
  • You will have solid knowledge of how nParticles work in Maya.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone has basic knowledge of Maya user interface.
  • This course is not for you if you don't know anything about Maya.
  • This course is for 3D Artists and Animators who want to learn visual effects .

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Section 1: Introduction

In this video I will explain Omni and directional Emitter.

6 pages

This presentation will give an idea of how every emitter emits particles.

Maya Emitters
1 question
Section 2: Creating Fire Effect
7 pages

This presentation will give you an idea of some particles render types.


In this video I will show you how to setup the emitter .


In this video I show you how to apply fields , color and shading the fire.

Section 3: Creating smoke for cartoon rocket

In this video you will learn how to setup the emitter for the rocket.


In this video you will learn how to color and shade the particles.

Test your knowledge.
1 question
Section 4: Creating group of Balloons

In this video you will learn how to use instancer.

Test your knowledge
1 question
Section 5: Homework
Information about doing your homework.
1 page
Section 6: Bonus lessons
Fill a text with particles.

You will learn how to use nparticles to create chocolate simulations.

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Instructor Biography

Raffi Bedross, FX TD Artist

I have 8 year of experience in visual effects .creating visual effects like smoke,fire and water simulation,and Rigging character in many softwares.

I helped my students to achieve best careers in 3d animation and visual effects industry.

My goal is not just teach you but also having fun while you learn .

I have 8 year of experience in visual effects .

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