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Old 03-06-2009, 06:27 AM
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Re: Making a glass out of liquid

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I've been looking at links from both threads - They are brilliant! Tedious work and plenty of effort I imagine, but are some of those images not done with some kind of 3D app?
errr... true. it takes a couple of minutes doing so in 3D..
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:51 AM
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Re: Making a glass out of liquid

what app then, Salomon? I work professionally with PS, and have been thinking about trying my hand at some 3D animation to compliment my work.
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:53 AM
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Re: Making a glass out of liquid

I dunno - I'm just playing around at the moment and it all seems to come down with shooting tons of droplets and the blending them into the shape required. Loads of work so far - with no shortcuts, unless I'm missing something.
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:09 AM
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I dunno - I'm just playing around at the moment and it all seems to come down with shooting tons of droplets and the blending them into the shape required. Loads of work so far - with no shortcuts, unless I'm missing something.
That's prob what I would do - some of the best stuff out there have used no shortcuts - manual labour, dude - the most accurate way
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:49 AM
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what app then, Salomon? I work professionally with PS, and have been thinking about trying my hand at some 3D animation to compliment my work.
I learnt 3dsmax... some people like maya.they say it's better. others talk about cinema 4D, which seems more easy to handle. 3D is too complicated for me, so... but when you understand the basics you can easily make droplets, transparent stuffs that look bloody real. even i could make an awesome perfect glass and integrate it in no time.

shooting water and giving it the right shape at the right time can be tough.
3D can be a nightmare for a newbie, but once u got it right, your water can get the shape of the eiffel tower!
id suggest cinema 4D or 3dsmax coz theres plenty of tutorials, dvd courses, forums... good luck
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:56 AM
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Re: Making a glass out of liquid

Thanks Salo
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:51 AM
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Re: Making a glass out of liquid

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Yes I realise the post is confusing but I would like to make it appear as if a vodka glass has been created out of water droplets (or vodka.) I have seen a few commercials with that look and was wondering if anyone new how to go about it. I'm presuming many passes of the liquify tool? But what else.
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Hey Ryan, watch this video by Bert Monroy.. it may give you a few hints http://revision3.com/pixelperfect/flow/
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:49 AM
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Re: Making a glass out of liquid

hi, i would use realflow to create that glass. Which was used to make the sea at the movie The perfect storm. Many people use it to create matter like that.

Great forum :p
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Old 03-08-2009, 03:44 PM
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Re: Making a glass out of liquid

I'd use Realflow as well. I'm finishing up an interior architectural scene right now. I'll give this a try when I'm done with that project. I'll have to borrow my friend's laptop to do the work since I don't have the program.
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:21 PM
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Re: Making a glass out of liquid

Here's the result. It's a straight render. The only post work I did was resizing it to fit the 100kb limit. I created the fluid in RealFlow and rendered in Maya with Mental Ray. I sacrificed some of the details of the fluid to get a faster render in this example. To me, this kind of project is best done in 3D. It's much more efficient than shooting splashes. With 3D splashes, you can look at the splashes in any given moment from start to finish and in every angle imaginable and that's something that cannot be done in real life. So, with high res fluid meshes, good lighting setup, good rendering, and some post work, it'll be very difficult if not impossible to distinguish between real and 3D liquid even with trained eyes. Of course, you need to know what you're doing to pull together.
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