Import particles from file


#1

Hi, I’ve been looking for a way to import particles from a file into Maya. I can export the particle data in any way . I just need to get specs on what the file should contain to easily make it work in Maya. The goal is to get physically 100% accurate data from CFD engineering software and make it a sexy looking render.

Any tips are greatly appreciated


#2

Alembic might be most logical way to go, since then you can import it in other packages as well.
This is alternative solution:
http://redpawfx.github.io/partio/
Also some interesting thread on a subject with links
https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/maya-ideas/include-particle-support-for-alembic-in-maya/idi-p/8724834
There are some other particle editors and converters.
Depends on you maya version.
Test alembic format to export and import.

Hope it helps for now…

Als