Bifrost for Maya

Bifrost makes it possible to create serious effects procedurally in Maya. Using a new visual programming environment with cutting-edge dynamic solvers, you can now build your own custom effects to use and share with other artists.


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Compounds & Graphs

From dust storms and volumetric clouds to fire and explosions, these pre-built compounds and graphs make it quick and easy to create blockbuster-worthy effects right out-of-the-box.

How to Install Compounds and Graphs
COMPOUNDS
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Paint Delta Map

This compound will take a source and target objects (with the same vertex count and same vertex order) and will create a new source mesh where the colors are the result of the difference in (local) vertex positions between the two given meshes. This is useful for detecting deltas between a neutral mesh and its blendshapes. The sample scene can be opened in Maya 2018. Credit: Matt Chan
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Extrude

This compound extrudes the faces of either an entire mesh, or just around an influencer region. Credit: Aslan Jafari
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Bulge Deformer

This compound deforms the surface of a mesh along an fcurve centered around an influence point. Credit: Matt Chan

Blogs

Blog Post
Faster Animation and Artist Workflows with Maya
TJ Galda, Senior Product Line Manager for Media and Entertainment tools, walks us through what's new in Maya, and what's to come in the near future with...
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Blog Post
Bifrost: Strands, Instancing and Visual Programming
Jonah Friedman, Bifrost Product Owner, walks us through how he created the procedurally-generated, instanced strands in his cable car animation.
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Tutorials

Tutorial
Export / Import Bifrost compounds with Info tab documentation
In this quick tip, I show you how to export and import a Bifrost compound node with associated documentation (to be displayed in the 'Info' tab) so you can...
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Tutorial
Bifrost Combustion Solver Parameters – An Overview
Principal engineer Michael B. Nielson digs into the parameters of the Bifrost combustion solver. He takes a look at each of the parameters exposed, what they...
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Tutorial
Introduction to Physics-based Combustion in Bifrost
Learn about the fundamentals of the Bifrost combustion solver from principal engineer Michael B. Nielson.
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