Use the built-in shader to modify the color of Density and Temperature in
To add color to the Density and Temperature
- Choose the Select Tool (Hotkey:
q) to leave the Paint Fluids Tool. The manipulators
disappear and now you see the fluid as it will render
- With the fluid container selected, open
the Attribute Editor.
- Change the color of the fluid as follows:
- In the Shading section
of the Attribute Editor, expand the Color section,
and change Color Input to Density.
- The Density values
in the container will now take on the colors defined on the color
- Click the Selected Color swatch.
The Color Chooser opens.
- Select black in the Color
- Move your mouse off the Color Chooser to
The Density turns
closely at the center of the fluid. The area where you painted Temperature
has a reddish orange color. In the Incandescence section
of the Attribute Editor, notice that Incandescence
Input is set to Temperature. Temperature gives
off light and Incandescence controls the amount of light emitted
from regions of Density due to self illumination.
The ramp defines the color of this light.
- Play the simulation using the playback
controls at the bottom of the Maya window.
By frame 160, most of
the Density values have reacted