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Introduction to Maya Fluid Effects Vol.1

Smoke and Flames with Wayne Hollingsworth

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This DVD consists of five stand-alone lessons that cover various techniques using Maya's fluid dynamics. In each lesson, Wayne walks you through his process, providing the viewer with a greater understanding of how to set up dynamic fluid simulations for production shot assets. Wayne starts by showing you how to create a believable fire simulation. He demonstrates how to control Maya fluids with a variety of textures and expressions to create a highly detailed and believable flame thrower effect. He then demonstrates how to create various smoke effects, including the desired "wispy smoke" effect. Wayne also discusses his methods for controlling fluid emission and motion using a variety of emission controls, collisions, and fields, to produce complex smoke, fire and dust simulations. Instructor for this title: Wayne Hollingsworth

  • Creating believable fire
  • Creating oil smoke assets
  • Texture Maya Fluids with detailed ramps and expression
  • Creating wispy looking smoke
  • Creating a smoke bomb effect with the use of dynamic fields
  • Creating ground dust elements that could be used for various effects
  • Lighting Maya Fluids
  • Rendering Maya Fluids
  1. Flame Thrower Intro
  2. Flame Thrower Part One
  3. Flame Thrower Part Two
  4. Flame Thrower Part Three
  5. Oil Smoke Intro
  6. Oil Smoke Part One
  7. Oil Smoke Part Two
  8. Oil Smoke Part Three
  9. Wispy Smoke Intro
  10. Wispy Smoke Part One
  11. Wispy Smoke Part Two
  12. Wispy Smoke Part Three
  13. Wispy Smoke Part Four
  14. Smoke Bomb Intro
  15. Smoke Bomb Part One
  16. Smoke Bomb Part Two
  17. Ground Dust Part One
  18. Ground Dust Part Two
  • Product Code: WHO01
  • ISBN: 1-59762-794-1
  • UPC: 805366017705
  • Duration: 228 minutes
  • Formats: DVD-ROM, Digital Download, Online Subscription

DVD-ROM Requirements:

  • 1GHz or faster processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 64 MB Video RAM
  • DVD-ROM Drive
  • 5 GB of hard disk space
  • 1280 x 1024 display

DVD-ROM and Digital Download Requirements:

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  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista®
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Apple® Mac® OS X 10.2


  • QuickTime Movie Player (Version 7.0 or higher)
  • Acrobat Reader (Version 5.0 or higher)

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  • Software Used:

  • Autodesk
    Maya 2011

Wayne Hollingsworth

Senior FX TD

Wayne Hollingsworth began his career in 2009 after graduating with his masters degree in computer animation and visual effects from Digital Media Arts College. He then went on to pursue his dream in visual effects at MPC. After his stay at MPC he has been currently freelancing making stops at A52, Luma Pictures, Psyop, Digital Domain, Gravity, Zoic Studios, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Blur Studios, and most recently Pixomondo. Having experience working in both the commercial and film industry, he contributes on an educational level teaching a Dynamics coarse at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects. One of his passions is to strengthen the Maya, Houdini and 3dsMax community and continue to contribute to the knowledge base regarding Fluid Dynamics.

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"Wayne is one of the rising stars in FX. He figured out fluids quickly and is taking fluids to only where the top Maya FX artist are. He's been one of the leaders in helping new artist get better results online."

- David Schoneveld
Senior FX Artist Digital Domain

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