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

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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Expand All 12 Lectures Collapse All 12 Lectures 01:12:02
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
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
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

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

Shading and finishing the rocket particles

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

In this video you will learn how to use instancer.

Creating group of balloons using instancer .

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

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

Chocoloate Simulation

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About the Instructor
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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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