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03 March 2007, 03:34 PM

I'v finished my small R&D Reel.
Nothing from my business work, just doing for fun... 50MB 512x288 90MB 1024x576

some particle sequeces are Rendered In Krakatoa Beta 0.9.12 copyrighted by Frantic Films



03 March 2007, 06:28 PM
It rocks !
It's interisting to see R&D reel here.
Can you tell me more how did you do to manage millions of particles with maya.


03 March 2007, 07:09 AM
you are my hero. :eek:

03 March 2007, 07:20 AM
agreed, me wathing with alan

we both drolled!!!

I like how you make the 3d fire!

03 March 2007, 12:11 AM
@ mathieu-gg: sorry for misunderstanding, not every shot in my reel describes which software it is, sorry...

10-20 milion particles is made in 3ds max an pflow, renderd with KRAKATOA "0.9.12 beta by frantic films"

and yea, R&D is not very interesting, but I'm waiting for permissions to show all my job works.

you could visit my HP to see more
thx xvampire, thx alanf :-)



03 March 2007, 10:40 AM
Huge reel man !!!
Some great and amazing stuff...:eek:
Really impressive
Keep it up !!



03 March 2007, 03:38 AM
great particle sims. I was always wondering when the KRAKATOA beta testers would showcast their stuff.

03 March 2007, 09:06 AM
wow nice stuff!! maya fluid clouds was gr8!! how's maya particle system compare to 3ds max pflow and plugins? does it involve high level mel scripting? how does particles setup work? ( i m totally noob to maya but curious to know..)

03 March 2007, 03:29 PM
Fantastic R&D work. I have been wanting to get some time to create some tests similar to your very first one with the jello looking cube.

How difficult was it to incorporate the soft bodies with the real flow particle simulation?
Did you just simulate the soft body and collisions then take that into real flow and apply another simulation to it at a certain point in the animation?

Can't wait to see your final show reel.


03 March 2007, 04:53 PM
sweet stuff!

03 March 2007, 01:20 PM
wooooow amazing i like that
i will try fumefx in 3ds max but
can you give some information about making of the fire & smokes (especially the exposions)
with my best greets

03 March 2007, 01:36 PM

04 April 2007, 11:48 PM
@ jigu: I would never compare MAX to Maya. U know one or the other,... or both. Writing the differences take more then one night :-)

@ kwood: with knowledge of RF its easy, actually, my first solver was the best, tweaking this did it worse :-)
Setting rigid body in maya 6 was hard, but, with maya 8.5 and nCloth its easy now :-)

@ al3ashiq64: to get an explosion u have to animate the burn and expansion rate, running more and more tests u will get the result u want!

thanks all…


PS: another WIP with KRAKATOA beta 0.9.13 by frantic films

:-) just moving on...

05 May 2007, 10:09 PM
Ive been trying to get that flame thrower effect you have for some time. ive got the best result by using gravity vector but thant emliminates the horisontal gravity. Could you describe your setup for this shot?

And BTW Amazing stuff youve made there.

05 May 2007, 10:50 PM
That is some amazing work!. Loved the RF integration and the clouds where perfect.

Was just curious on your first shot of your name turning into a smoke element. Was that done in Maya without plugins?. Its always been a sort of obsession of mine to see text into smoke or sand etc...

Inspiring work..:)

07 July 2007, 01:37 PM
very good Fume stuff there! Love it!

07 July 2007, 07:39 PM
pretty stuff, I love fire.


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