Fluid Simulation: Blender 2.7

with thanks to this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4jwlgtTNt8&feature=youtube_gdata_player 

(it’s free)(Blender is 3d animation software)

http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/ Get Blender here…(2.7 version is out now!)(way faster!)

Add a Giant Cube, put it in wireframe mode…
Add a little cube, put it inside the giant one, put it also in wireframe mode…

Select the giant cube, go to Physics, Click Fluid, Change the menu to DOMAIN…
Select the little cube, click Fluid, change menu to INFLOW…

For the giant cube, set the RESOLUTION to Preview 90, Final 90…
In Fluid World, set the BASE to 2.000
set the Exponent to: 1

In the little cube in Physics, change the INFLOW Velocity to VOLUME Y 0.300

Press BAKE…

Go make a cup of coffee, watch tv & do something else…Baking takes a while…

Come back…Add a colour to your material, maybe a sky colour too…
Set your parameters for saving (name a file, choose output location, set to Quicktime, set to Mpeg4)…
Click ANIMATION to save the movie file to your computer…

Extra: In SimpleMovie ( a neat program to edit or change movie files easily)-copy & paste your loop several times, save it as Apple tv file…
In Garageband:Go to Loop browser & add some audio loops to your video…
Save to iTunes…
Show!

http://fototime.com/9EF34988E951C7C/convx264.mp4 (slightly better resolution here)…

IMG_0046 IMG_0047“Spring” a homemade marble sculpture built over a chicken wire mesh on a copper pipe & copper coupling armature with grass & moss & flowers (artificial), gold finish with real gold powder mixed with resin al fresco applied, & fibre optic whiskers…by Sari Grove

3 thoughts on “Fluid Simulation: Blender 2.7

    1. You are such a sweetheart! After all this time making it, I ended up giving it to my mother who absolutely loves it too! Yesterday was Mother’s Day & tomorrow is her birthday, & somehow it seemed like the right decision…It keeps it in the family & it’s better than being in a show- she has so many visitors, it will get seen more…Thank you so much for writing…Sari

      1. Give my regards and the best wishes to your Mum and Happy Birthday to your Mum as well.

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