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The Bifrost Graph Editor: Tutorial Roundup #MayaMonday

Maya Monday Bifrost Graph

Download Bifrost Graph

Bifrost Graph is a new plug-in that is available for Maya 2018 and higher. Autodesk describes Bifrost Graph as “a portable, visual, node-based way to design, build, and test custom behavior”. This includes effects,  of course, but there are so many other possibilities! Bifrost Graph may just open a whole new world to you!

Bifrost for Maya is available and will work with any version of Maya 2018 or later. It comes bundled with the installers for Maya 2019.2 and any later versions.

Download Bifrost Extension for Maya v2.0.1.1

For installation tips, see Maya 2019.2 and Bifrost Installation from Uhr that explains how to install it. He said it’s a temporary video so it may be deleted later this year.

Bifrost Graph Tutorials

First, check out How-Tos for New Bifrosters – Part 1. Marcus Nordenstam has an article on The Maya Blog that answers nine questions to get you started with a bang!

Getting Started with the Bifrost Graph

The Maya Learning Channel released a video that explains the basics of Bifrost Graph. Topics covered in the tutorial are pulling in objects from Maya, creating and connecting nodes, and creating inputs and outputs to the graph. In addition, learn about grouping nodes into reusable compounds and creating backdrops.

There are 4 tutorials in this series.

Creating a smoke trail in the Bifrost Graph

Another from Maya Learning Channel, this tutorial explains how an effect that exists in the Bifrost Browser was created.

Bifrost Master Class: Getting started with the Aero Solver

Another from the Maya Learning Channel, Bifrost Designer Konstantinos “Kosta” Stamatelos, shows you the ins and outs of making full use of the Bifrost Aero solver. This video is part one, but part two will play immediately after.

Maya: A Bifrost Graph Cloud

Maximilian Schönherr, aka Uhr, talks about the Bifrost Graph Extension. He mentions a dancer tutorial, which can be found here.

Maya: Simple Particle [Bifrost Graph]

Another from Uhr that he released last week. In this tutorial, he explains using nParticles in a particle node in the Bifrost Graph editor. Then, he feeds this into the Maya scene.

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Autodesk Maya 2019.2 Introduces Bifrost for Maya

Bifrost for Maya is one of the many great new features of Maya 2019.2, as posted to The Maya Blog yesterday.

Read more about the release of Maya 2019.2.

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Posted by Michele Yamazaki