Need help creating Underwater bubbles in Maya


#1

Hi guys! I’m needing help in creating the Underwater bubbles effect, where the bubbles float around, change shape and merge together like showing in this clip:


I’m new to dynamics in Maya and have no idea how to make it. I tried using ncloth to create a soft sphere object which might react like a bubble when collide with a hard object, but i can’t make it float around and merge together with another bubble. Any suggestions?

#2

I would us nParticles instead of an nCloth. Using the “Blobby Surface” particle type you basically get metaballs from your particles. They will merge and flow and with a little work and an upward-vector, you should be able to do pretty convincing bubbles.


#3

Thanks for the reply!
I did a little search about metaballs and yes, it did the merging quite well. But will I be able to make it soft and deform when making contact with another object? That’s the only reason why I tried ncloth in the first place…


#4

You will much better results using Realflow for underwater bubbles : )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb3rRfNqpB4