Animator Calvin Bacon Shows How to Make Objects Collide With Paint FX Grass in Maya
Working in Maya, there are many ways to create grass. You can use Maya’s new scattering tools, either in xGen or MASH. You can even use Paint FX, which offers a super-quick way to create grass patches or even fields. An often overlooked feature with Paint FX is the fact that you can make objects collide with them. It’s effortless to set up.
Animator Calvin Bacon takes us through the steps with his example that shows a ball moving through paint FX grass. Things can slow down a bit with dense paint FX objects and collision calculations; One of the times where creating an Alembic Cache can help.