hi cgers

maya what are default scale settings for mash ncloth xgen bifrost dynamic systems etc new and old

i wish to model objects and landscapes and animate them, and run dynamics

and use the big vfx house settings so …

what is the best scale to use in maya preferences

ie is it 1 unit is 1cm, or 1 unit is 1m

tried 1 unit is 1m , mash wouldnt work, had to scale scatter surface to scale 0.01

or set prefs 1 unit is 1cm mash works ok.

are mash dynamics, same scale as maya dynamics and ncloth solve?

ie if you add an ncloth and ncloth solve to a mash repronode result

at a 1 unit is 1cm, ncloth solve gravity has to be 980 not default 9.8.

mayas dynamics system only in part works as different dynamics systems wont interact and have different scales,

i cannot get ncloth to work on a per scattered object case in mash

so what is mash assumed scale?

so what is mash dynamics assumed scale?

so what is ncloth assumed scale?

so what is ncloth dynamics assumed scale?

so what is xgen assumed scale?

so what is xgen dynamics assumed scale?

so what is bifrost assumed scale?

so what is bifrost dynamics assumed scale?

so what is old bifrost assumed scale?

so what is old bifrost dynamics assumed scale?

so what is paintfx assumed scale?

so what is paintfx dynamics assumed scale?

so what is nhair assumed scale?

so what is nhair dynamics assumed scale?

so what is hardmesh assumed scale says scene size 100cm

so what is arnold assumed scale say for sss and transparency ?

do different solvers ie mash and ncloth have different scales

is gravity the same, if not why not gravity is always the same

feel free to add to this list to help others

is it the case for some of these same list below

regardless of what settings maya units has in preferencers,

the scale is ignored and 1 unit will always be cm or m regardless of what you

set for ? ( aka dumb setting): which of these is it

so what is mash assumed scale?

so what is mash dynamics assumed scale?

so what is ncloth assumed scale?

so what is ncloth dynamics assumed scale?

so what is xgen assumed scale?

so what is xgen dynamics assumed scale?

so what is bifrost assumed scale?

so what is bifrost dynamics assumed scale?

so what is old bifrost assumed scale?

so what is old bifrost dynamics assumed scale?

so what is paintfx assumed scale?

so what is paintfx dynamics assumed scale?

so what is nhair assumed scale?

so what is nhair dynamics assumed scale?

so what is hardmesh assumed scale says scene size 100cm

so what is arnold assumed scale say for sss and transparency ?

do different solvers ie mash and ncloth have different scales

is gravity the same, if not why not gravity is always the same

feel free to add to this list to help others

and who started this mess

the point being a 3d operator needs all these

systems to work together,

and suggest a…desk get developers and themselves to

decide on a common scale and framework for node interusability

what scale does hollywwod vfx, use

ie weta, ilm,method,framestore, mpc, rsp, pixomondo, rodeo.

in maya for these companies 1 unit is what 1cm or 1m?

and in their dynamics 1 unit is it fixed at or scalable?

what is their gravity?