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Dynamic simulation and effects

Bring your scenes to life with Maya® software tools to simulate and render hair, fur, feathers, cloth, liquids, fluids, particles and rigid and soft bodies.

Dynamics & effects

  • New

    Interactive hair grooming (XGen)

    Groom hair and fur quickly and easily with Interactive Groom Splines.

  • New

    Bifrost Ocean Simulation System (BOSS)

    Create realistic ocean surfaces with waves, ripples and wakes. (video: 8.02 min.)

  • New

    Deep adaptive fluid simulation

    Simulate high-level details just where you need them. 


  • Adaptive foam in Bifrost

    Add froth, foam and bubbles to liquid simulations. (video: 8.02 min.)

  • Faster, easier-to-use XGen

    Updated workflow, presets, sculpting and preview. (video: 9.19 min.)

  • Guided simulation in Bifrost

    Drive the behaviour of liquids. (video: 6.42 min.)

  • Adaptive Aero solver in Bifrost

    Create atmospheric effects such as smoke and mist. (video: 8.22 min.)

  • Bifrost procedural effects platform

    Simulate and render photorealistic liquids. (video: 5.40 min.)

  • XGen Arbitrary Primitive Generator

    Generate curves, spheres and custom geometry. (video: 6.38 min.)

  • Bullet Physics

    Create realistic rigid and soft-body simulations. (video: 4.34 min.)

  • Maya nHair

    Create hair and curve-based dynamics. (video: 5.27 min.)

  • Maya nParticles

    Simulate complex 3D visual effects.

  • Maya nCloth

    Create realistic deformable materials.

  • Maya Fluid Effects

    Simulate atmospherics, liquids and open water.

  • Rigid and soft-body dynamics

    Simulate multiple rigid and flexible objects. (video: 3 min.)

  • Maya Fur

    Create realistic fur, short hair, wool and grass.