View Full Version : single water drop?

03 March 2008, 08:53 AM
I've been looking into fluids in Maya, What I'm trying to do it create a drip. I've got a black triangle point down, I would like a drip to form on its end tip then drop off to the ground.

Now I though I would place a emitter over the top and I could get the fluid to drop onto the triangle and flow down to the end and then drop off. This works to a degree but really it just flows off, no drop but more of a a torrent. I've been tweeking the thing that makes it stickier? But i just end up with the a huge torrent of sticky water, not a single drop.

Am I on the right track or should I be looking at something eles to get it to act like a drop of water.

Any help would be great.

3D Matrix
03 March 2008, 11:20 AM
yes we need help

:sad: up

03 March 2008, 12:06 PM
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03 March 2008, 12:23 PM
The trailer from Horon Hears a who has a nice drop right at the beginning.

Undoubtedly they've got all kinds of proprietary software to work with, but at its heart it's still a metaballs effect. In Maya that usually translates to blobby particles, though there is a modelling plugin which Maya give you more control.

03 March 2008, 04:33 AM

You could use realflow for that kinda animation. You get your result as you say.


03 March 2008, 04:37 AM
Thanks guys.
That sounds like a plan thanks Hektor. Much much slimper.

Thanks for the link Kyleb but sadly I'm using 08 and its only for 8.5. It looked interesting.

Thanks anyway images/icons/icon7.gif

cheers guys.

03 March 2008, 04:39 AM

You could use realflow for that kinda animation. You get your result as you say.


Ah yeah, I've just been looking at real flow. just having a look around for some tuts.

Might have a look at using that for the drip splash at the end?!?

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