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Dynamic simulation and effects

See how the dynamic simulation features in Maya® software can empower you to create impressive effects. Bring your scenes to life with tools to simulate and render hair, fur, feathers, cloth, liquids, fluids, particles, and rigid and soft bodies.

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Dynamics & effects

  • New

    Adaptive foam in Bifrost

    Add froth, foam, and bubbles to liquid simulations. (video: 8:02 min.)

  • New

    Faster, easier-to-use XGen

    Updated workflow, presets, sculpting, and preview. (video: 9:19 min.)

  • New

    Guided simulation in Bifrost

    Drive the behavior of liquids. (video: 6:42 min.)

  • New

    Adaptive Aero solver in Bifrost

    Create atmospheric effects, such as smoke and mist. (video: 8:22 min.)

  • Bifrost procedural effects platform

    Simulate and render photorealistic liquids. (video: 5:40 min.)

  • XGen Arbitrary Primitive Generator

    Generate curves, spheres, and custom geometry. (video: 6:38 min.)

  • Bullet Physics

    Create realistic rigid and soft-body simulations. (video: 4:34 min.)

  • Maya nHair

    Create hair and curve-based dynamics. (video: 5:27 min.)

  • Maya nParticles

    Simulate complex 3D visual effects.

  • Maya nCloth

    Create realistic deformable materials.

  • Maya Fluid Effects

    Simulate atmospherics, liquids, and open water.

  • Rigid and soft-body dynamics

    Simulate multiple rigid and flexible objects. (video: 3 min.)

  • Maya Fur

    Create realistic fur, short hair, wool, and grass.