Baking Ambient Occlusion Using Mental Ray
Ambient occlusion can be very useful for adding details to shadows of your images.
But also it can be extremely expensive to calculate for every frame of your animation.
Creating a spaceship fleet using particle instance
Particles are one of greatest features in Maya. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to use particle instancer to create fleet of spaceships flying across the planes. Also I’m going to show you how to use events to crash spaceship.
Making a Blizzard
This tutorial will show you how to make simple blizzard in Maya using particle instancer.
Before starting this tutorial its good idea to look at mine previous tutorials about particle instancers.