Creating a 3D container
  1. Select Fluid Effects > Create 3D Container > .

    The Create 3D Container Options window opens.

  2. In the window, select Edit > Reset Settings to restore the Resolution and Size settings to the defaults 10 10 10 and 10 10 10, respectively.

    The default container size and resolution are adequate to illustrate the concepts in this lesson.

  3. Click Apply and Close.

    Maya creates an empty 3-dimensional fluid container centered at the origin.

    Next, add fluid to the container. In the first lesson, you added fluid to the container by emitting it into a Dynamic Grid. In the second lesson, you added fluid to the container by selecting a predefined gradient. In this lesson, you will add fluid to the container by painting property values inside it.