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In this exciting tutorial we'll walk through the technicalities of creating a falling sack effect with Maya. Throughout these lessons we explore the concept of nCloth, Fluids and nParticles to accomplish our intended project.
We'll be starting first with nCloth and quickly simulate a sack which is supposed to be filled with cement. We'll prepare the sack with attributes to sustain the behavior of a realistic sack with pressure while dropping to the floor. We then move ahead with adding the effects of cement dust debris with help of Maya fluids. In addition we'll learn the attributes of physics, shading and rendering to enhance our effects. Finally we add our secondary element with nParticles.