Fluid Dynamics

Fluid Dynamics and particle effects are the bread and butter to any VFX artist’s toolbelt. These dynamic effects enable the artists to create anything from fire and water, to hurricanes and sand storms. Plugins and software such as Maya, Houdini, RealFlow and FumeFX are all used by FX artists to create these effects.

Here are the showreels of two prominent figures in the VFX industry, Mark Theriault and Allan Mckay. These videos are a good example of what is possible with dynamic and fluid effects.

In our past projects I used one of Maya’s plugins, Bifrost, to simulate a body of water for a river scene and more recently I have used a combination of particle and fluid dynamics to create a swirling portal for a time machine in my 3D environment.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s