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.

You can also upload and share your own compounds and graphs with the community at the “Upload your work” link above.

How to Install Compounds and Graphs
COMPOUNDS
Bifrost

Transfer Closest CPV

Transfer CPV data from one mesh to another by proximity.
COMPOUNDS
Bifrost

MLC::Sample::generate_fuzz_on_mesh

Generates random strands on an object surface and allows you to randomize their orientation and length.
GRAPHS
Bifrost

Smoke Simulation Example

This Smoke Simulation is having Modified Vary Source Property node to have a more varied looking emission and added initial velocity with curl noise to get more interesting looking shapes and in general to get a detailed looking simulation.

Blogs

Blog Post
Bifrost: Compare Geometries Compound
In this video I'll explain the use of the "compareGeometry" compound in Maya 2019 with Bifrost 2.0. The compound outputs a colored geometry that show where...
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Blog Post
Bifcmd, Bifrost Engine and Bifrost Compute Jobs Explained
Bifrost is a portable visual programming environment that runs in Maya as a plugin – allowing you to create state of the art simulations, procedural effects,...
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Tutorials

Tutorial
Bifrost Quick Compounds - Episode 2: Transfer Closest CPV Data
In this video, I show you how to find the nearest points from one mesh to another, then use that information to transfer CPV (Color Per Vertex) data between...
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Tutorial
Quick Compounds - Episode 1: Bulge Deformer
In this video, I walk you through how to create a basic deformer from scratch in Bifrost.
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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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