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evanschaible
05-06-2009, 08:36 PM
Okay, this is my first FX wars challenge, so I am not up on the process and jargon. Any help as to the way things work, the meaning of different things, and what not would be greatly appreciated.

I will be using some or all of likely RealFlow 4, 3D Studio Max (Krakatoa, PFlow, and maybe Thinking Particle), and the Vue 6 xStream plugin for Max.

I also need the password for the downloaded lighthouse model. I have the file, I just need the password. Thanks.

PS - It is good to see the guys from Fusion CI on here too, I wonder who will win this one.

evanschaible
05-06-2009, 09:17 PM
I am not sure how RF4 will hold up for the deadline with my Quad core, as for good mesh resolution you need a huge scale scene, but I am running basic dynamics tests as I type this. I guess this is my R&D period.

With a small scale scene, RF4 is simulating fairly quickly comparatively. I will post a couple screens of my testing soon.

- Evan

evanschaible
05-06-2009, 09:29 PM
RF4:

http://www.particleflow.info/1.png


Here are a couple of screens thus far. I am currently unemployed so I have all the time in the world to give to this, and plan on doing that. RF4 is doing okay so far, I am going to test PFlow with Krakatoa as well before I start to actually build the scene. I just want to hone the pipeline as to not get myself in a bind later one. (I will make this a fairly comprehensive WIP thread, I dont now how much detail is necessary).

http://www.particleflow.info/2.png

Stay tuned...

evanschaible
05-06-2009, 10:55 PM
Also, I still need to password for the model. Thanks for that by the way as well, it makes things alot easier for guys like me.

xxbinxx
05-07-2009, 02:12 AM
nice start
do you think it better to use waterface in the RF with RW_Splash to make the waves?

evanschaible
05-07-2009, 02:21 AM
I havent done too much testing yet as I dont have the password for the model. But once I get that then I will begin really digging in for the best solution. I dont think I will end up using RF4 that much, but we will see. I have only used realflow on a couple projects, and am looking forward to getting more familiar.

- Evan

xxbinxx
05-07-2009, 02:28 AM
http://www.evermotion.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=67359
here is the free model of the lighthouse that you can use

evanschaible
05-07-2009, 04:21 AM
Hey thanks. Is that the same model?

- Evan

xxbinxx
05-07-2009, 04:43 AM
I think no! just for test

spurcell
05-07-2009, 01:55 PM
You need to PM Roberto to get the PW for the model. Be warned it wouldn't import for me into 3dsmax until I first imported it into Zbrush and then exported from there.

evanschaible
05-07-2009, 09:47 PM
Got it now, thanks guys. I may actually use the one that was given to me in this thread, I like that on a bit better. I really need to learn to model faster, it would take me a week to model a lighthouse.

- Evan

evanschaible
05-08-2009, 05:20 AM
Okay, here is some progress. I am designing my environment first and then my simulation. Most likely I am going to use the familiar old Krakatoa to make the wave. I am going to stick with my little pistols and see if I can out shoot the cannons on this one.

I used Max to create this render, which took an amazingly long amount of time. I am going to tweak some settings in Mental Ray and see if I cant accelerate the renders a bit. Hope you guys like the progress thus far and stay tuned for my Krakatoa tests.


http://www.particleflow.info/wip1.jpg

evanschaible
05-08-2009, 05:41 AM
Here is a screen from Max.


http://www.particleflow.info/maxwippost1.jpg

ParamountCell
05-08-2009, 07:55 AM
I love it, seems to be going well so far!

evanschaible
05-08-2009, 09:41 PM
Hey thanks. Things are going well enough. I am giving RF4 another chance before I switch over to Krakatoa. Should have a few screens and maybe a render up later.

Stay tuned...

dementol
05-09-2009, 12:43 AM
its going cool!

are those afterburn clouds??

evanschaible
05-09-2009, 01:07 AM
its going cool!

are those afterburn clouds??

Nope, not Afterburn. :)

evanschaible
05-09-2009, 04:28 AM
Okay, dont laugh at my mesh, it was purely a dynamics test, but I thought I would give it a render. I think I will retire RealFlow for this one and stick to good old PFlow.

http://www.particleflow.info/tes1.jpg

evanschaible
05-12-2009, 12:43 AM
I'm recording a training series for FumeFX right now so I am kind of held up with the challenge, I have every intention in finishing though. I really want to give those guys from FusionCI a run for their money, and not even touch a fluid app. :)

- Evan

evanschaible
05-28-2009, 04:17 AM
Okay, I still have every intention of finishing this, but i am on a project now. Should be able to get some time in in the next few days... hopefully.

Tris3d
05-28-2009, 08:08 AM
Hey there. I'm using 3ds max and really struggling with this challenge. Would love to see and learn how you go about this. I'm using pflow but really finding it hard to come up with good results.

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