MASH 2.1: New flocking node + tutorials

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  07 July 2013
MASH 2.1: New flocking node + tutorials

How do all,

MASH is a procedural animation system for Maya, it does things like this:

MASH can be found here:

Well, MASH 2.1 is out (free update), the big feature is the...

Flight node - for flocking/ schooling/ swarming and basic crowds:
OpenGL display to help with set-up.
Ramps to control all the major attributes.
12 Steering modes, including:
Predators and Prey.
Obstacles and Attractors.
Inertia and Gravitation.
Mesh following and avoidance.

There are also dozens of other improvements and fixes, a full list can be found here.

Lots of new tutorials too:

For the new Flight node:
Intro to the Flight Node:
Flight node with Obstacles:
Flight along a curve:
Predators and Prey:

Other MASH features:
Text in MASH:
Initial State with Falloff:
Crowd Tutorial:
nParticles with MASH:
Cylindrical Distribution:
Radial Distribution:
Persistent Falloff/ Basic Events:
Adding multiple curves to the Curve node:

Lots of other tutorials can all be found on our Vimeo channel here:
Maya Motion Graphics Tutorials

Last edited by ianwaters : 07 July 2013 at 12:18 PM.
  07 July 2013
dose this work on OSX?
  07 July 2013
never mind the video on vimeo showed it working on osx
  07 July 2013

The exact requirements:

Maya 2012+
Mac OS 10.7 + and Windows 64bit.
Maya Motion Graphics Tutorials
  07 July 2013
hey does this fix the renderman studio problem now? looks like maybe it does

awesome update by the way...seems like essential maya plugin
Scott Turner
  07 July 2013
I believe that the RMS problem is on their end!?

Renderman won't render the Maya instancer unless the input is a particleShape, since MASH isn't a particle shape, Renderman ignores it.

I'm not sure how to work around this other then by using the Copier node (as a replacement for the particle instancer) that's in the new version of SOuP...

Let me know if I have that wrong though!
Maya Motion Graphics Tutorials
  07 July 2013
ok ill give it a test run when i get a chance
Scott Turner
  07 July 2013
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