View Full Version : Rain tutorials

02-10-2006, 03:54 AM
Hey guys! I've been searching for tutorials on how to make rain but i can't find one!! If you know any tutorial, can you say plz


02-21-2006, 06:09 AM
started looking for some myself but haven't come across any :(

02-21-2006, 02:14 PM
Here you go

Look at the video list towards the bottom - the one called "particle rain"

02-21-2006, 02:31 PM
why can't i enter 3d garage web site in my life.
i hear this site for years but it fails to open always.
living in turkey.

server problem maybe

02-21-2006, 02:43 PM
I'd imagine it would have something to do with your location and the hosting company

02-21-2006, 03:27 PM
I know there is a scene in LW 7.5 directory for rain, not sure if there is one in 8+.....


02-21-2006, 06:00 PM
It's not a tut but one good trick to rain is to render it into different layers falling at different speeds and then comp together to get a good feel of depth. :)

02-22-2006, 06:32 PM
anyone tried the Rain tutorial?

for some reason i can't get the object to become a Collision (of course i don't have the 'dumbar' object, but tried with a bal), it doesn't get the wireframe around it either... all thats happening is the particles are falling through the object as if it didn't exist.
is there something that i've done wrong? i have lightwave 8.5 and the tute is lightwave 8 could that eb a problem?

02-22-2006, 07:44 PM
JS - which tutorial?

02-22-2006, 08:00 PM

the tutorial from the site above...its a tutorial video at the bottom of the page.

02-22-2006, 08:12 PM
Ok, that's my tutorial.
I'll outline the steps in the AM and post them here. I just tried it and it's working fine in 8.5...

02-22-2006, 08:17 PM
That will be great if you can do that, I really want to learn how to do rain :)

btw is there a reason why the link to the 4th part of rigging isn't working? or isn't it finished yet...i've done all of the 3 parts that i can download but i can't download the 4th one.

i'd have to say fantastic Tutorials though, very useful :)

02-23-2006, 01:09 PM
Hey Dan just so you know. The link for Bone Tools & Rigging 4 in your free video tutorials is not working.

02-23-2006, 09:01 PM
Thanks for the heads up - we've been updating the site, so it might have been kicked off.... I'll check it too.

02-23-2006, 09:54 PM
Good deal I'm only pointing it out because I cant wait to view it! Great tutorials :thumbsup:

02-24-2006, 01:48 AM
Back to the rain problemo, i've worked out that if i add in an FX_collision and its adds a sphere or box etc. in wireframe. This collision works but when i grab a model like a box and go properties and add FX_Collision to the object the particles seem to ignore it.

02-24-2006, 09:52 AM
Fixed the link.

Now onto the rain...

03-02-2006, 06:07 AM
I worked out the problem...simple really :)
after making the object an FX_collsion I had to change the type to object, object-subdiv or object-Advanced.

but at last I have my rain....or steam for the project i'm doing :thumbsup:

03-05-2006, 06:23 PM
Well there you go then! Nice job.

03-05-2006, 10:53 PM
Well this really dosent have anything to do with rain but i want helpon either on finding a tutorial on a water effect. i want the effect to fill up a tank with water of course but i also want it to wish around like water also i need help on something like this if its possible with lightwave 8 if u guys can help thanx :lwicon:

03-06-2006, 03:26 PM
I believe to do physical water simulation like that you have to splurge for Realflow, unless someone knows how to fake it with Lightwave's particles..