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Tutorial: Hybrido as Realwave!

Hi everyone,

Long time we think that the possibility to mix Hybrido with RealWave in Realflow would be great. And now this tutorial is going to explain how to do it. It means, how to project the Hybrido simulation in a Realwave, but with the possibility to generate foam and splash particles for Hybrido simulation too.  Thanks to my colleague Alex for helping with the graphs setup. Please, don’t forget download the basic scene and graphs.

Hybrido as RealWave part1

Hybrido as RealWave part2

Hybrido as RealWave part3

Hybrido as RealWave part4

Download the basic scene from here

Download the graphs for the scene from here

Enjoy RealFlow 2013!

luisM.

Tutorial: Previews on command line or GUI using Graphs.

Hi all!

My colleague Alex made this awasome tool to generate previews by using graphs only loading the info from the particles stored in the hard disk. It means we don’t need to load any particle in the RealFlow viewport and also that we can generate the preview by using the command line in local or network. This graph is based on the normal of particles so we can add shadows for our previews!!! Take a look.

Point Projector Normal tool part1

Point Projector Normal tool part2

Waterfall test rendered from RealFlow with the Point Projection Tool

The graph can be downloaded from RealFlow resources .

Enjoy RealFlow 2013!

luisM.

Graphs: Adding displacement to the mesh by using graphs

Hello everyone!

Holidays have finished and here we are again to post new graph tool. Sometimes we want to apply our displacement map to the mesh so the render can be faster only rendering the mesh and not applying the displacement map in the render process. In that case, we can mesh the particles by using the apply displacement option inside RealFlow, but sometimes we forget to do it and simulate again the mesh and applying the displacement could be a long process. By using graphs, we can apply  the displacement maps we want in the folder we want, to the mesh we want as well. In order to do that,

– just open a new RealFlow scene

– Open the Simulation Flow and load the graph

– Change the paths in the graph and the settings you need, like tiles.

– Simulate.

This process is very faster, and you don’t need to create a mesh node if you don’t want. The mesh node is only to display the mesh in the viewport.

applying_displacement_to_mesh

The graph can be downloaded from here or it can be alse downloaded from RealFlow resources 

Enjoy RealFlow 2013.

luisM.

Tips and tricks: Importing objects from a XML file

Hi everyone,

When creating  and opening a scene, we find issues to import the objects if they are not in the “objects” folder. A box dialog will open and ask us where are the objects.  It is tedious if we have a lot of objects to import. So, in order to import them in just one time, we can use the XML files and the $(XMLPATH) command in this way.

Where “C:/Users/Administrator/Desktop/esfera.sd” will be replaced with

Putting the $(XMLPATH) and checking the “Apply to all files…” will import the all external sd files where the XML file is placed and subfolders. It means if you have saved the xml file in “c:\temp\scene.xml” if you import the xml from this path, putting $(XMLPATH) command will check all objects in “C:\temp” and subfolders.

luisM.