I’m finally getting around to simulating a champagne tower using the DeepFX plugin. (I planned this thing last year.)
First off I’m glad there are still online videos and documentation to help me set up the scene in Layout. Using texture environments with HDRI files will make previewing future models much easier. And I’m glad Lightwave has the specific camera settings I prefer to use, i.e. Nikon SLRs and Nikon lenses. I even discovered the Range Finder plugin to measure the focal distance for the camera.
As for the model, I don’t know if I can simulate the champagne flow with instanced glasses…or if I need to duplicate and stack the glasses manually.