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Old 11-11-2006, 06:26 AM   #1
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maya cloth vs syflex

I'm doing some research into which one I should invest time into and will get me the most realistic results. Maya is my primary app, so maya cloth would be ideal. But I have never seen maya cloth be used in any high end productions. Syflex seems to dominate that market. So I am just wondering, is this just my misconception? Or is syflex really superior? Are their any feature length films that used maya cloth?
Old 11-11-2006, 06:31 AM   #2
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yeah. syflex is better.
Old 11-11-2006, 08:14 AM   #3
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In my opinion, Maya Cloth is more powerful, with the potential for more realistic results... however it's much more difficult to GET good results from, and it's sloooooow.

Old 11-18-2006, 09:41 AM   #4
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I am working on a project with cloth now and I must agree, if you are willing to put in the time, Maya is a better way to go. Syflex seems to give good results quickly, but with maya you can get much better colissions, and cloth behavior.

If you go with syflex, I would invest in digital tutors syflex tutes, they include a great script to speed up your workflow. If you go with Maya Cloth, then autodesk has a couple videos, and books, as well as Gnomons cloth 101.

As always, though I hate to admit it the docs are a great source. I chose to go with Maya, and because i do dynamics it wasnt that big of a leap to learn how the cloth engine works.

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