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Introduction to nParticles in Maya

In this course you will learn how to make stunning effects using nParticles in Maya.
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Created by Raffi Bedross
Last updated 11/2016
English
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
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.
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Requirements
  • You should be familiar with Maya user interface.
  • Have passion to learn visual effects.
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.
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 .
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Introduction
2 Lectures 06:51

In this video I will explain Omni and directional Emitter.

Preview 06:51

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

Understanding every emitter type in Maya.
6 pages

Maya Emitters
1 question
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Creating Fire Effect
3 Lectures 11:02

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

Particles render types
7 pages

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

Preview 05:46

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

shading and finishing the fire effect
05:16
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Creating smoke for cartoon rocket
2 Lectures 08:29

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

Creating the Emitter for the rocket
05:38

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

Shading and finishing the rocket particles
02:51

Test your knowledge.
1 question
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Creating group of Balloons
1 Lecture 06:42

In this video you will learn how to use instancer.

Creating group of balloons using instancer .
06:42

Test your knowledge
1 question
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Homework
1 Lecture 00:00
Information about doing your homework.
1 page
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Bonus lessons
3 Lectures 24:58

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

Chocoloate Simulation
07:32

Content Browser
04:15
About the Instructor
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21 Reviews
1,101 Students
3 Courses
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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