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  11 November 2004
Fluids to form and image question

i am trying to do a quick shot where a can of pant gets knocked over and spill out into the shape of a logo. the is a tutorial on Alias site "Using Fluids To Form An Image" which is kind of close but i can't seem to get a 2d container to look like paint (or any real fluid), only the default smoke setting. does anyone have any input on a way to achieve the effect i mentioned?? any input would help. i even tried using particles and goals rendered out blobby but they kind of just flew to into the image shape, not flowed. any ideas???

Last edited by thetatorment : 11 November 2004 at 01:22 AM.
  11 November 2004
On the fluid Shape:
ContainerProperties->sizeZ = 0.5 or more depending on fluid size and other attributes
Surface->hardSurface = ON
specular Color = grey or white
Shading->transparency = black
edgeDropoff = as large a value that will not loose your boundaries

If you see dotty edges in the render increase the fluid shading quality setting.

Another method is to instead use a fluid texture as a displacement map. You could
also use the same fluid as a transparency map, or simply move the displacement surface
slightly below the floor surface, so only the bulge shows.

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