first step in the nCloth creation process is to convert the polygon
object you want to behave like cloth to an nCloth object.
To make a polygon mesh nCloth
- Select the checkered table cloth.
nMesh > Create nCloth > .
Cloth Options window appears.
- Select nucleus1 from the Solver drop-down
Selecting a solver determines
which Maya Nucleus system the nCloth belongs to.
- Turn on Local Space Output.
Defining a space output
determines whether the table cloth’s input and output nCloth meshes
are both (Local Space Output) attached
to the selected Maya Nucleus solver, or just the output nCloth mesh
- Click Create Cloth.
The static quad polygon
table cloth is automatically tessellated and converted to a dynamic
nCloth object, and an nCloth handle appears on your table cloth
in the scene view. The nCloth handle resembles a small wireframe
sphere, and it is located at the center of table cloth. You can
use the table cloth’s nCloth handle to quickly select its nClothShape
node in the Hypergraph or its tab in the Attribute Editor.
Connections to view the new node connections for the table cloth
in the Dependency Graph (DG).
The Hypergraph appears
with a new Maya Nucleus network of nodes. Note that the table cloth
is now a member of the nucleus1 Maya Nucleus system.
the nCloth properties node, which carries all the nCloth attributes
for the table cloth.
the Maya Nucleus solver node, which carries all the attributes affecting
the nucleus1 solver system, including internal forces.
the input mesh and start object for the table cloth.
the output mesh or current mesh, and the resulting nCloth table
cloth that you see in the scene view.
the history node for the table cloth.
- Close the Hypergraph and
play back your table cloth’s simulation.
The table cloth passes
right through the table, its base, and the floor. This is because
the nCloth does not recognize any of the other objects in your scene.
For the nCloth table cloth to be able to interact with the table,
its base, and the floor, they need to be members of the same Maya
Nucleus solver system as the table cloth.
- Go to the beginning of the playback range.