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pjajfx
08-24-2005, 06:32 PM
Okay, I've made an animation of somewhat of liquid hitting a ball and settling on the floor. The problem is getting the liquid balls to squash and spread out like water when it hits the floor. Need a little help? Link is below.

http://www.pjadesignz.com/animations/wddraft.avi

Thanks!

MonroePoteet
08-27-2005, 10:40 AM
I'd probably use a variation of the cloth technique described in this thread rather than HVs:

http://vbulletin.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=39822

As far as I know, the only time HVs are not spherical is when they're stretched in the X,Y,Z or Velocity direction. You might make the raw diameter smaller and apply some Velocity stretch, so they're longer as they fall. Or, have them vanish when they stop and model the puddles separately. Or use the cloth technique with multiple "water sheets" and clip maps to get the various splashes.

mTp

pjajfx
08-27-2005, 09:30 PM
Thanks for the tip, but there's only one problem, I have Lightwave 7.5 It can't be done in this application, right?

Dodgy
08-28-2005, 11:55 AM
If you use cloth for an effect in 8, you can usually use Motion Designer for the same effect in 7.5

pjajfx
08-30-2005, 10:38 PM
Dodgy, Thank you much for your reply. I will try using the Motion Designer and see if that works. :)