Blender fluid sim importer released!!!

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Post by frootee // Dec 31, 2008, 2:37pm

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Start The Year Off With A Splash!


The Blender Fluid Importer Plugin is now available at the TrueSource Shop!


It can be downloaded here:


http://truesourceshop.com/agoracart55/agora.cgi?cart_id=1601152.8125&product=Plugins&xm=on


As a TrueSpace Forums release, the plugin will be on sale for $15.99

For a Limited Time.


So Head On Over To the TrueSource Shop to get your copy today!


HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!! AND HAPPY FLUID SIMMING!!! :banana::jumpy::banana::jumpy::banana::jumpy:


Froo

Post by Délé // Dec 31, 2008, 2:58pm

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Woohoo! Congrats on the release Froo! :D :banana: :banana:


Perfect time for the MMC "Warped" theme too. I bet this could be used to melt objects for use in the scenes. ;)


I can't wait to see some cool fluid renders. :)

Post by frootee // Dec 31, 2008, 4:02pm

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Cool!

Thank You Dele. I hope it turns out to be a useful tool for everyone.


This is for everyone who helped me test this:

Thank You Very Much for Testing and Your Feedback! :)

I made several revisions, corrections, and bug fixes as a result of your testing.


Happy New Year!


Finally, NOW I can PLAY! :jumpy:

Post by ProfessorKhaos // Dec 31, 2008, 4:24pm

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Grats on your release Froo!!! :)

Post by frootee // Dec 31, 2008, 4:28pm

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Thanks ProfessorKaos! :)

Post by jamesmc // Dec 31, 2008, 4:46pm

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Amazing!

Well done lad, well done.

Post by frootee // Dec 31, 2008, 5:07pm

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Thanks James.

I'm just glad it's done!

Post by RichLevy // Dec 31, 2008, 6:45pm

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Wow, the manual alone looks like a lot of work! :) Very cool tool!


Congrats for a very nicely done job!


Rich

Post by Délé // Dec 31, 2008, 7:01pm

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I haven't gotten good with the Fluid Sim in Blender yet, so I just played around with the scene that comes with the plug-in a bit. Nothing too impressive yet, but mmmmmm trueSpace chocolate. :)


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Post by frootee // Dec 31, 2008, 7:02pm

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mmm Everybody Grab a Mug! :banana:

Post by frootee // Dec 31, 2008, 7:03pm

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Wow, the manual alone looks like a lot of work! :) Very cool tool!


Congrats for a very nicely done job!


Rich


Thanks Rich!


Yeah I put in a lot of work on that manual. I take the user step by step, buton click by button click. :)

Post by Johny // Dec 31, 2008, 8:54pm

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Congratulation for Blender fluid sim importer plugin released Frootee! :)

Post by transient // Dec 31, 2008, 9:50pm

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Just a quick and dirty test. Thanks again for making this.:)

Post by mrbones // Dec 31, 2008, 11:34pm

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Looking fantastic,:banana:

Post by ProfessorKhaos // Jan 1, 2009, 12:39am

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From signature: "Roads? Where were going, We dont need roads!:cool:"


No, but I think we'll need a bigger boat :)

Post by Emma // Jan 1, 2009, 2:12am

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:Well, New Years time,


- a fluid importer plugin:)

- a description how to handle it :):)

- an old bottle of vine :):):)


ooohh oohhhhh, shoot up 2009:D


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:D:D forgot - old stuff is getting hhhhooooottttt

Post by frootee // Jan 1, 2009, 3:30am

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Thanks Johny!

Wow very nice animations transient and Emma!

It's Very Cool to finally see some fluid animations in truespace! :banana:

Post by 3dfrog // Jan 1, 2009, 4:21am

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Congratulations on making such a cool plugin Froo! Bringing ts up another notch man! fluids!

Post by Emma // Jan 1, 2009, 4:21am

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It's just result of your work and efforts frootee:),

actually it's not only fluid I used with your plugin, all those little small bubbles are particles which you can also initiate inside fluid param settings. Raises up render time though. Ok, back beneath the fluid shower,......

Post by frootee // Jan 1, 2009, 7:58am

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Here's the beginning of a fountain scene.

Post by frootee // Jan 1, 2009, 8:06am

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4 fountains in a circle.


I plan to improve the look of the fountain flow, arrange several of these in a circle, adjust the start time of each on the timeline to get some cool effects...

Post by frootee // Jan 1, 2009, 12:34pm

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Four fountains, each offset by 60 frames from the previous, using the Atmosphere real time texture

Post by Leif // Jan 1, 2009, 3:49pm

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That's a nice plugin there!

You know, I came across a "fluid" video on youtube some months ago..

This is for real though. But the music is so beautiful and the movie so fitting to this thread ... so here goes: Hirzel - Andreas Vollenweider (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InktfPcQcAs)

Post by Délé // Jan 1, 2009, 7:59pm

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I was playing around a bit more and discovered that Blender does not give an accurate preview of the fluids. I was sitting there trying stuff over and over, unable to figure out why I was getting such poor resolution. Then just for the heck of it, I loaded a saved fluid into tS and found that there was WAY more resolution than Blender was showing. Just thought that I'd mention it in case anyone else was tripped up with this.

Oh, I also downloaded Mike Pan's Blender version that is optimized for fluids. It bakes the fluids quite a bit faster. Might want to check it out. He's also got a little fluid tutorial explaining how he gets decent looking water.

http://mikepan.homeip.net/resources

So here is some more playing around. Now that I know I was getting better resolution, I'll have to try something more interesting. ;)

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Post by transient // Jan 1, 2009, 8:23pm

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In the domain section in Blender there are two settings, one for preview and another for render. Setting the preview bit to "final" (it's a drop-down box) is what you want, I think.

Post by Emma // Jan 1, 2009, 10:18pm

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There is still a lot more to discover. For example I created this movie at vimeo

http://www.vimeo.com/915535

and at that time there was no plugin for trueSpace so it was quite time consuming as Vray renders much faster. One shown effect there is that you can take objects away after you have done the baking. Thus put something inside the fluid lets you afterwards render with kind of an inside relief. In the sample just used cubes but think of other objects like humans, animals or whatever.


Also use Mike Pans version as I only want the fluid part of blender. Renamed in the .blender directory the file B.blend so it will start now with the usual cube and not always with the whole standard fluid scenery.

Post by prodigy // Jan 2, 2009, 3:48am

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Congratz Froo!!! :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

Post by frootee // Jan 2, 2009, 3:58am

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thanks prodigy! :)

Post by Ospreyluvr // Jan 2, 2009, 4:07am

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Great job, Frootee! I get paid today, and as long as everything works out, I plan on buying your plug-in!

Post by frootee // Jan 2, 2009, 4:26am

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Sweet! I hope you enjoy it Ospreyluvr.

If you have any questions just ask!

The User Guide is Very Thorough, as well. :)


Hey Dele! That's covered in the manual as well. :D
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