Free Tutorial - Demolish a Brick Wall With nCloth In Maya

Free Tutorial - Demolish a Brick Wall With nCloth In Maya

If you're reading this blog, then chances are you're like most of us here at Escape Studios and love blowing things up and putting them back together again. So this month's free tutorial should be right up your street because we're going to teach you how to demolish a brick wall using nCloth.

Devised and delivered by Mark Spevick, this tutorial starts by showing you how to turn basic primitive geometry into dynamic objects, be it nCloth geometry or passive colliders.  We'll then start introducing some of the more common dynamic properties like adjusting the collision settings and understanding how this can lower calculation time to help speed up your work.

The final section of the tutorial looks behind the scenes of nCloth in the hypergraph. We'll discuss the intermediate geometry, the dependency graph (DAG tree) and additional settings, completing the scene by ensuring the correct animation of the ball being used to demolish the brick wall.

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Tutorial Breakdown

  • Creating nCloth objects
  • Optimising solver calculations
  • Collision settings
  • Dynamic properties
  • Intermediate geometry
  • DAG tree

How to access the tutorial

  • New users: register here. Once you have registered, access the tutorial here. 
  • Already registered: just click here to watch the tutorial. if you are not signed in, it will ask you to sign in first.

We hope that you enjoy it. Don't forget to let us know what you think of it, and feel free to let us know what new tutorials you would like to see us develop.

5 Comments Lee Danskin

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Lee Danskin
Tue 14 Jun 2011: 10:19am

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  • Doris Orford:

    Yep ! Just like that ! Very efficient use of one's resources indeed. More like these please !

  • David Mattock:

    Great tutorial, many thanks

  • David Utrera:

    I like, thanks

  • David Utrera:

    Here we go...

  • Jason:

    cool tutorial, thanks

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