To ensure the lessons
work as described, do these steps before beginning:
- Create a new scene.
- If you have not already done so, copy
the GettingStarted folder
from its installation location to your projects directory.
Then, set the GettingStarted directory
as your Maya project. For more information, see
Copying and setting the Maya project in
the Getting Started with Maya guide.
- Select the Dynamics menu
Unless otherwise noted,
the directions in this chapter for making menu selections assume
you’ve already selected the Dynamics menu
- Switch to shaded display mode for a hardware
render view of the fluid simulations (Shading > Smooth
Shade All on the view menu bar).
- In the Time and Range slider, set the
start frame to 1 and end frame to 200.
- Before you perform the lessons in this
chapter, ensure that the Interactive Creation option
for primitives is turned off by selecting Create > Polygon
Primitives > Interactive Creation and Create
> NURBS Primitives > Interactive Creation. That
is, ensure that a check mark does not appear beside either of these
- Make sure you understand the basic usage
of the animation playback controls. See the chapter entitled “Animation”
in Getting Started with Maya or refer to the Maya Help.