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04 April 2010, 05:14 PM
Hey Guys,

I am currently trying to make a small animation with a bath and shower. I have been using nparticles and setting up collisions roughly from Duncans area blog however i am not getting the right look.

Below are links to the type of thing i am trying to achieve

Tap Water (

Tap Water Alternative (

Showers (

As you can see 2 are water flowing from taps. I currently have a nparticle system from a surface running with gravity and a water surface set up as a collision however i want the water to ripple at impact so it would need to penetrate slightly??

The shower i haven't really started but same kinda system i would assume.

Any help would be most appreciated


04 April 2010, 05:23 PM
In terms of rippling water you can create a soft body plane and as the particles collide with the soft body you'll get ripples that way.

04 April 2010, 06:20 PM
Also worth mentioning, if you are considering an upgrade, is that the new surface tension attribute can give you that look.

04 April 2010, 08:03 PM
cool i will have a look at softbodies. I was thinking of using a pond wake but cant seem to attach the nparticles a the collision emitter

04 April 2010, 03:20 PM
Anybody know of a good tutorial for water flowing from a tap?

04 April 2010, 11:31 AM
Hey guys im still trying to get something like this happening does anyone have any ideas?


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