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Paul_Boland
12-06-2013, 10:50 AM
Hi Folks.

I have downloaded the 30 day demo of Realflow and want to see what it's like to use with Lightwave. I have read the online documentation for Realflow but while I know how the program works, what I really need is a tutorial on how to use it. Are there any good tutorials out there for using Realflow with Lightwave?

vector
12-06-2013, 10:39 PM
The only thing I can say is http://thevault.realflow.com/tutoriales/pdf/realflow_lightwave_connectivity.pdf

erikals
12-07-2013, 03:39 PM
ask here, it also has a LightWave section >
http://www.realflowforum.com/

Paul_Boland
12-09-2013, 01:28 PM
Thanks!!

Paul_Boland
12-13-2013, 01:52 PM
Hi Folks.

Ok, I'm still lost and my 30 day demo is now at 23 days left and I still don't know what I'm doing!?! I am trying to create just a basic test scene. I have an object in Layout and I want to pore water over it. So what do I do? Do I have to export the scene into Realflow, simulate the water there, export that new scene back into Lightwave and render it there? Or can all this be done inside Lightwave?

machbeowulf
12-13-2013, 08:55 PM
Hi Folks.

Ok, I'm still lost and my 30 day demo is now at 23 days left and I still don't know what I'm doing!?! I am trying to create just a basic test scene. I have an object in Layout and I want to pore water over it. So what do I do? Do I have to export the scene into Realflow, simulate the water there, export that new scene back into Lightwave and render it there? Or can all this be done inside Lightwave?

Hi Paul, I recall somehow missing this http://www.realflow.com/product/pipeline/ when I started my evaluation of Realflow ... you export your models from LW and import into Realflow where you do the fluid sim on the object(s) - Realflow can then export the results in a number of formats that then be imported back into Layout for rendering. What options you will have available I think will depend on which version of LW you are using. Last used, from Realflow LE, I was exporting mdd to LW 11.5 and obj if to Octane. Have latest of LW and Realfow LE installed now but have been focused elsewhere - there is Alembic format support in place which I am dying to check out ... but I have not had chance to look at it yet - hope this helps.