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Tutorial: An Introduction to Fluid Particles in Blender


Gottfried Scott Hofmann at Blenderdiplom just released his new tutorial explaining the use of the new Fluid Particles in Blender 2.57. It also shows how to create an outline around text objects using reflections.

Note: The current version of Blender is not accelerated via OpenCL as Enj's Game Engine version is.

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Also check out his previous tests he did, which are quite stunning.

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  1. nice tutorials but......
    1)his voice is the most frustrating thing ever....
    2)his arrogance flirts with stupidity

    Trully yours

  2. @michael
    Well, afaik he's german - as I am ;)
    It's about the content, not about how it's presented.
    I think he's doing a great job.

    Also, your comment wasn't really "constructive", you know?

  3. hmm i was tinking about using metabals as the dupli object so you have some kind of tesselation but i don't tink most computers will be capable of that.

  4. can someone explain this to me? is there a way to make this look like water? or fluid because it just looks like a lot of balls

  5. @Christopher
    Fluid Particles are "work in progress" as far as I know.
    There isn't any surface generation implemented yet.
    The only way to get a proper surface is to use metaballs as the dupli object and a LOT of particles.
    But this will likely force your computer to crash I guess...

  6. This is the first time I've ever seen a tutorial from you. That guy michael was being an idiot! Your voice is very clear considering your first language is German! I'll bet michael only speaks one language, am I right Michael? Why else would he say something so completely wrong? And I didn't hear even one bit of arrogance. You seem humble and that joke at the end about your girlfriend is a good example of that (and seriously funny!)

    I liked the fast pace. I only had to watch it once to remember almost everything so you did a great job at teaching.

    Michael, go learn another language, then learn how to use Blender and make tutorials, then give a tutorial in that other language so we can see how awesome you are and how wrong I am. Ha!

    Gottfried: Cheers, can't wait to check out your website!

  7. Gottfried being arrogant and doing this site and tutorials for free?

    LOL I would consider that a logic fail.

    THX for the video Gottfried.

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