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parisgreen
12-19-2006, 11:13 AM
Hi all, i'm trying to animate molten steal pouring out of a bucket. i'm not really sure how to accomplish this, does any body have any ideas? meta balls? cloth dynamics? plugins? does anybody know of any good tutorials out there for this sort of thing? thank you. Andy:lwicon:

pdrake
12-19-2006, 12:52 PM
i've done this before with morph targets. it was very realistic.

parisgreen
12-20-2006, 08:00 AM
i've done this before with morph targets. it was very realistic.

Thanks, i was thinking of that as one of my options. Do you have any pictures i could use as a reference?

pdrake
12-20-2006, 08:58 AM
i really wish i did. i'd love to have that project back. it was backed up on a jaz disc around 1996 or so. did it with lw 5 or 6. i'll see if i can recreate something. it was poured from a couldron into a mould shaped like the kenworth logo. i put a particle emitter where it poured out for small sparks.

parisgreen
12-20-2006, 10:32 AM
i understand, thanks for the idea...

pdrake
12-20-2006, 12:14 PM
i just morphed it out far enough to hit the mould then morphed it down thinner. i also put a little animated displacement map to give it more motion.

pdrake
12-20-2006, 04:06 PM
here's a quick little example i did.

SplineGod
12-20-2006, 11:40 PM
I have some CDs (http://www.3dtrainingonline.com/displacements2.html) that show how to do this and similar effects using displacements and endomorphs. Heres some examples:
http://www.3dtrainingonline.com/examples/pouring.mov
http://www.3dtrainingonline.com/examples/melting.mov

Each is a single object and a single endomorph.

pdrake
12-21-2006, 09:39 AM
i have that cd and haven't watched it yet. i guess i should.

parisgreen
12-21-2006, 10:09 AM
Thank's a lot guy's i think those tips will get me there. Very much appreciated as always... Andy

SplineGod
12-21-2006, 10:38 AM
i have that cd and haven't watched it yet. i guess i should.

LOL! :)