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  Animating PFX along the curve  
Author: Arjun   Level : Intermediate   Environment : Maya 7.0
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Animating PFX along the curve is a step-by-step tutorial on how to animate a PFX along the curve using Autodesk Maya 7.0. This tutorial assumes that, the reader is having a basic understanding of Maya menu system and toolbox.

The first step in animating a PFX along the curve is to create curves in the shape you want. After creating this curves in the desired shape you need to select the types of brushes from the visor while keeping the curve selected as shown in Figure 1.

Select brush
Figure 1. Select brush

The next step is to attach the brush to the curves. For that under the rendering section go the Paint effects menu. Paint effects -> curve utilities -> attach brush to curves. Refer Figure 2.

Paint Effects Menu
Figure 2. Paint Effects Menu.

Now the brush you selected is attached to your curve. Now animate the Max Clip value under the stroke shape1 tab of the stroke. Refer Figure 3. You will get your final output ready. An animated PFX along the curve.  Figure 4.

Animate Max clip
Figure 3. Animate Max Clip Value

Animated PFX along the curve
Figure 4. Animated PFX along the curve.

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