simulationsIntroduction to the Fluid Simulator

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Tags - Fluid
Software:
  • Blender 2.5
Discover How To:
  • The basics of fluid simulations
  • How to create a splash effect
  • Advanced settings to tweak for better results
Software:
  • Blender 2.5
Discover How To:
  • The basics of fluid simulations
  • How to create a splash effect
  • Advanced settings to tweak for better results

One of the most under rated features of blender is it’s built-in fluid simulator. Commercial users have to fork out close to $4000 for fluid simulations, but Blender users get it for free. Boo yah!

Unfortunately it rarely gets used. Part of this reason is probably that we can’t think of any uses for it besides filling up a glass, but also that there are few tutorials for it.

So in this week’s tutorial I’m focusing entirely on the fluid simulator and how to use it effectively.

Finished Result

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Further Inspiration

Now that you’ve finished the tutorial it’s time to get your feet wet (pun intended) and create something with it. Here’s some inspiration to get you started:

Have fun! Don’t forget to leave a comment below with suggestions for future topics or finished works that you create from this tutorial.

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