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[non-Blender] Nvidia FLEX demonstration

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Traditionally, physics simulations all live in their own domain - rigid bodies do not influence fluids etc. In this demonstration, Nvidia shows their new 'Flex' technology, in which all effects influence each other. It's some pretty cool technology!

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Bart Veldhuizen

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12 Comments

  1. Yes, it's amazing!!! ))
    And yep, everybody had thought that "I wish they'll make this technology Open".
    If they will... it will be a revolution over all industries.

  2. Bullet engine HAS this functionality for years. It just isn't integrated this way in blender.
    it has particle fluids, softbodies, allows realtime tearing of objects...

  3. winnertakesteve on

    awesome demo! my two biggest simulation wishes from blender (now that we've got awesome rigid body tools in place) is hair collision, and a mesher for sph fluid particles. if any coders put up a kickstarter for either i'd GLADLY donate!

  4. KitsuneStudios on

    People got really excited about the water balloons at the end. I'm betting all those game developers instantly thought about physics-based bleeding effects.

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