Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Grass Waving Tutorial Using Maya FX
Above a is a free tutorial on how to animate grass waving in Maya using the Paint Effects Tool. Also covered is how to convert the paint effect into polygons and export a geo cache so that you can re-import the grass animation back into Maya.
Increasingly FX animation is a big and growing part of the production pipeline. FX animators tend not to occupy the same roles as keyframe animators - whose job is now increasingly referred to (without irony) as "traditional animation".
Keyframe animators don't need to become experts in dynamics and simulations, but they do need to know the basics.
Here at Animation Apprentice we believe that our students should master the basics of dynamics and simulation so as to have the maximum ability to use the powerful tools now available to us all.
Free FX tutorials
We have a number of free FX tutorials at Animation Apprentice. For example, check out these below:
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