Easily Create a Dynamic Rope in Maya

Stephen Mann shows how to make dynamic rope effects in Maya using nDynamics.

While there are specific tools that can help when making things like cables, ropes, and connections in Maya, you can easily create your own in a few steps. A new tutorial from Stephen Mann shows how you can create a dynamic rope using Maya’s nDynamics.

Mann shows how you can make curves dynamic and how to attach them to objects in the scene. The tutorial also covers how to create collisions between the rope and other elements in the scene. It’s an easy way to develop realistic rope animations without setting up keys or rigs for one.