How to Create Neurons Firing Using Arnold Mesh Lights

Medical Artist and Animator Emily Holden Shows How to Animate Mesh Lights Using MASH in Maya

The classic medical illustration, the neural network is a visually interesting animation. A mix of organic modeling and animation are needed to depict the neurons firing. Animating the electrical impulses can have a few solutions. With new tools available, that process can change. Arnold Mesh Lights can do the trick.

Medical Artist and Animator Emily Holden helps provide insights into a new technique that makes use of Arnold Mesh-Lights and Maya’s Motion Graphics Toolkit. Emily shows how to animate Arnold Mesh Lights that will represent the neurons firing in the scene. The lights animate using MASH, making it easy re-use the curves in the scene.

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