How to Animate Blood Flow Using MASH in Maya

3D Splanchnic shows how to animate blood flow using MASH in Maya rather than nParticles.

When creating scientific or medical animations, animating blood flow seems to be a common task. Working in Maya, there are a few choices to create an animation of blood through a vein. Path animation, nParticles, and of course, Maya’s Motion Graphics Toolkit, MASH. A new tutorial from 3D Splanchnic shows how you can animate blood cells using a MASH network.

The techniques covered here are from Ian Waters, who once demonstrated how you could layer dynamics on top of an existing MASH animation. A method perfect for getting blood flow in a specific direction, yet having the cells animate on their own as well.

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