#CGI504 Catchup: Particle emitter and bifrost smoke

I just couldn’t seem to get maya to be my friend today, I struggled to get the bifrost smoke / aero to do what I wanted and then maya decided to uncheck all of its plugins for some reason which resulted in errors and very long render time.

One instance of failure was when the smoke didn’t move with the emitter when in render mode (second picture)

I eventually got something visible going but had to render in very low quality as maya was chugging for unknown reasons

The particle emitter portal was also a fail the emitter vortex would not spin the way it did in the tutorial despite following the instructions closely and asking a classmate for some help, in the end I rotated the emitter completely to get the effect I wanted, not ideal.


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