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Text Falling in Maya
October 20, 2009, 8:38 am
Filed under: Computer Graphics for Animation and Film, Maya
  • Create a surface.
  • Alter the patches of the surface (10 x 10)
  • Then go to create, then scroll down to Text
  • Then I created my name (Individual lettering)
  • Change to Dynamics
  • Select the surface
  • Go to Soft/Rigid bodies and select Create Passive Rigid Body
  • To make the text fall down, you highlight all the letters
  • Then go to edit, and then group the letters altogether
  • Go to soft/rigid bodies and select Create Active Rigid Body
  • Then go to Fields and select Gravity (This should make the text fall)
  • I changed the shape of my surface to make the text fall over and react to the impact of hitting the surface

This is just a short clip of text acting like it’s being pulled down by gravity in a computer environment.

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