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NCloth for Production

Simulating a Warrior Monk’s Robe

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This character FX workshop taught by Lead Creature FX TD Rohit Jain, guides you through a tried-and-tested production workflow using nCloth to simulate costumes in Maya. Drawing upon 12 years of industry experience, Rohit’s essential training gives artists a solid foundation of how to set up and simulate a 3D character’s costume, including the process of attaching mocap data to a character model.


Over 15 chapters, Rohit shares not only step-by-step processes but also walks through many of the fundamentals and rules of his workflow along the way. The workshop covers how to create and clean up your own mocap assets — or you can download Rohit’s mocap files with this tutorial and follow along. Plus, learn about the importance of the low-res sim mesh and good topology, as well as how to identify problem areas and retopologize your mesh using Mudbox.


The tutorials walk through how to import mo-cap files and prepare for the cloth FX simulation and explains the five important menus in Maya that you need to know when dealing with cloth simulations. Rohit teaches how to convert any mesh to cloth using nCloth, how to simulate the layers of clothing and character accessories, as well as how to fix simulation issues when they occur. With more than five hours of instruction, the lectures are delivered step by step to allow you to follow along with every part of the workflow. As a bonus chapter, Rohit also offers some of his top industry tips and tricks that he relies on daily in VFX production.


Duration: 329 Minutes

Format: HD 1920x1080

Rohit Jain

Lead Creature FX TD at Method Studios

Rohit Jain grew up in India and has always been enthusiastic about animation and visual effects. He started his career as a modeler but later moved into character FX. He enjoys working with cloth, hair, and muscle simulations, and has been working in character effects for at least 12 years for studios such as Industrial Light and Magic, MPC, Mr. X, DreamWorks and Prime Focus on movies including Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy, Justice League, Goosebumps, Monster Trucks, Madagascar 3, and How to Train Your Dragon 2. Rohit currently works at Method Studios in Vancouver as Lead Creature FX TD and loves sharing his knowledge to help other artists grow, while also learning new things for himself to become a better artist.

  • Rohit is the guy you go to to get the job done to the highest standard, extremely talented and technically savvy, he has a key for any door

    - Amir Eleswy
    CG Supervisor, Method Studios

  • Rohit is extremely talented CFX master with a lot of experience, Happy to see him share his valuable knowledge on this platform.

    - Mayur Samant
    Creature Lead, Method Studios