View Full Version : "Drink Sopranos" - Sopranos Soda commercial by Bishop Animation

04 April 2007, 11:31 PM

HERE ( is the website for Sopranos Soda, complete with an all CG commercial by Bishop Animation (

Have a look and let us know what you think.

04 April 2007, 12:18 AM
Hey man...pretty cool!

I liked the animation, and the foaming of the liquid at the end was a nice touch.

The render was pretty flickery in some areas though...and the liquid bounced a lot (not swished, bounced) in the bottles....the latter comment isn't necessarily a critique though, since I've done liquid in the past and had that same problem and wasn't able to fix it. I think it's because each particle is trying to move away from the others, yet each particle is allowed to be within a certain distance of the others (under the "settled" distance threshold) they keep compressing and expanding towards/away with gravity. Luckily it's a detail that the average person would never notice :)

04 April 2007, 12:25 AM
The commercial was a rush job (what job isn't) so we didn't have time to do huge calculations. We did some tests and tried to settle for an acceptable solution for the fluid bounciness. The client was happy, so we let it slide. We should have played with the compression parameter more, but then we had to add more particles, which increased our simulation times. The whole thing was done in two weeks from start to finish, and some of the more intense sims we taking a LONG time, so we figured it best to cut our losses and get the job out. I guess you never really finish, just run out of time.

Hopefully there are more of these, and we get some more time to do some nicer sims.

04 April 2007, 06:14 PM
Turned out very good Floyd. The bounciness of the liquid is a bit too much, but it was fun to watch. Glad to finally see it. Going to check out the Kung Fu guys now.

Take care


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