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FireSystem (beta) 0.7.2 for Maya (maya plugin)

Plugin that creates shooting effects; smoke, bullet holes, sparks, debris, and other holes

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Compatibility

  • 2014, 2013, 2012

Operating Systems

  • Windows

History

Created:10/27/2013
Last Modified:11/06/2013
File Size: 470 KB

Keywords

maya, VFX, film

Release Note:
v0.7.2(nov.06 2013): Finished two funcitons.:
                                   1."Spread angle": Used to set the angle of Spread when shooting.
                                   2."Rounds per shot": You can throw out many bullets when shooting. 
                             Support for Maya 2012, 2013, 2014

Description:

This is the first demo version of 
FireSystem(FS), and also many things to be done.
FS is a VFX tool, use to create Shooting Effect, etc, bullet, smoke, spark, debris, and make holes.

It's just a clone of RayFire Shooting, but for maya.  

Install:

If running under Maya 2012 or 2013, you need to install PySide by yourself, and if 2014, you need to fix the pymel's bug.
Under Maya2012 and Maya2013: 

 Install PySide for Maya.

a)         Download from HERE, copy to the folder of Maya Python(C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2012\Python\lib\site-packages), then copy the two DLL files in"PySide" to Maya bin(C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2012\bin)

b)         Restart Maya, in python scriptEditor inputs: from PySide import QtGui

c)         If you doesn't get any error, PySide is OK

Under Maya2014:

Fix the bug of PyMel first.

         a)Find out " factories.py" which is in "...\Maya2014\Python\Lib\site-packages\pymel\internal", open it with a text editor.

         b)Find the string:" validSpecialAttrs = set(['__module__', '__readonly__', '__slots__',' __melnode__',' __doc__' ])"

         c)Append a new item " __apicls__" in the front, then like this:

"validSpecialAttrs = set([' __apicls__','__module__', '__readonly__', '__slots__',' __melnode__',' __doc__' ])"

         d) Restart Maya.

 

Install the plugin.

a)         Unrar to somethere, etc.(d:\fs), you will get the folder like this: D:\fs.

b)         Change the " YOUR INSTALL"path  in the " fireSystem.txt" to  " D:\fs\FireSystemForMaya\2012_win64", then put the txt file to " C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2012\modules"

c)         Restart Maya, in python scriptEditor inputs: import fs; fs.main()

d)         that's all.

 

You can see a readme file, tell you how to install this plug in.

You can watch the technical demo vedio from YouTube 

Please use the Bug System to report any bugs.
Please use the Feature Requests to give me ideas.
Please use the Support Forum if you have any questions or problems.
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