Sunday, 24 February 2013

Infinitus Artificium: Maya to After Effects Workflow

Infinitus Artificium
Maya to After Effects Workflow

Maya Camera Animation Export
Maya Motion Vector Render
OBJ Sequence Animation Export
Trapcode Particular 2.2 OBJ Import?

OBJ Import Features:

How To Render Motion Vectors From Maya:

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Here are two other tutorials on rendering motion vectors...
Maya Motion Vectors with Mental Ray's Production Library Shaders:

Once we have the motion vectors we can use these in After Effect plugin Particular 2.2 to drive the particle simulation. Unfortunately we do not have Trapcode Form that has the particles move along the vertices of the model (it has OBJ import option) so we will have to use motion vectors from Maya.

This is the type of thing we are aiming for:

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