cmiVFX has made its Naiad video training available for free, following Autodesk’s acquisition of the software from its original developer, Exotic Matter, last week.
Autodesk will be discontinuing Naiad as a standalone product, although “certain Naiad technology may find its way into future Autodesk offerings”.
A solid grounding in liquid simulation
The cmiVFX training, Simulating Liquids Volume 1 and 2, comprises almost nine hours of video training, recorded by VFX artist Diego Trazzi, and covers the fundamentals of fluid simulation before moving on to recreate a fountain, a flooded city and the wake of a boat.
Even if you’ve never used Naiad, it’s useful material for any aspiring TD – and one that will stand you in good stead if the tools reappear in Autodesk products.
You will need to track down the software itself, though: the old download link for Naiad demo has been removed from the Exotic Matter site.