This is my first post in the Maya forum. (I usually frequent the After Effects, Apple Color and Final Cut Pro fora.)
I'm setting up a rigid body simulation, and want to more easily control some parameters of my rigid bodies and fields. Specifically, I have 11 objects and 11 radial fields, each paired one to one in Dynamics Relationships.
I know how to add expressions, but would like to somehow add a new "master variable" (or whatever the proper name is) for each of the parameters and then quickly add expressions from the object or field to the master variable, so that I can change the value of the specific parameter for all 11 objects or fields.
For example, object 1 has a parameter "rigidBody1.staticFriction" and object 2 has "rigidBody2.staticFriction".
Question 1: How do I define a new independent variable, such as MASTER.staticFriction (or MASTER_staticFriction if that's easier)?
Question 2: How/where do I most easily enter the following expression?