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show user profile  vivendi
Hey, i'm wondering how to create water splashes like in the image below. Can you guys point me to a tutorial or any helpful tips?

Thanks in advance.

[Hey, i'm wondering how to create water splashes like in the image below. Can you guys point me to a tutorial or any helpful tips?

Thanks in advance.

example image
[] <-- the url, if you can't see the image below.

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2/5/2009 6:49:02 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 6:50:05 PM)
show user profile  Phalse
glu3d Demo.

Move the watermark to the side , render and crop watermark if you want. Although thats being a naughty boy.
Bad boy.

Or by hand using 3ds max tools, I can't walk you through that, sorry.
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2/5/2009 6:55:39 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 6:57:21 PM)
show user profile  vivendi
Thanks, that looks like something i need. I'm gonna try it out right now.
But, if anyone else has any suggestions then please feel free to add them.
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2/5/2009 7:02:25 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 7:02:59 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
- pflow + blobmesh/superblob
- realflow
- glu3d

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2/5/2009 7:15:28 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 7:15:28 PM)
show user profile  vivendi
realflow looks really professional, i might try that one as well. But for the mean time, i'm kinda stuck with glu3d.... Where can i find it in Max...? :-$

I watched a few tutorials, but they already had it on their stage. I can't find out where it is...

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2/5/2009 7:20:00 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 7:21:13 PM)
show user profile  Phalse
Glu3D has a couple different options and blobmesh is one of their methods. You can learn blob mesh by using Glu3D although you also want to do the max tutorials along with the glu3d tutorials to learn some really nice looking liquid effects.

pflow+blobmesh can look just like glu3d, glu is just a tool for working out the pflow and using blobmesh
They actually have 2 different methods in glu

I only said glu3d because it can output real nice looking stuff without learning pflow in max.

I highly suggest you read the max material or else you wont really understand pflow+blobmesh

Sometimes the glu pdf and help is not installed correctly , search for the glu3d on your HD to find the help file.
I uninstalled glu3d, although I do love the plugin and remember it was in a strange place to start it up.
The help file that comes with it will explain how to add the 2 or 3 glu systems from your selection pallet in Max, that are needed to animate/render liquid with glu.
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2/5/2009 8:00:16 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 8:03:37 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
ok, some clarification

-Glu3d differs alot from pflow as in it's a liquid simulation tool like realflow, using interparticle collision and physical properties. It's normal you cant find it cause it's a third party plugin you have to buy

- Pflow is a guided particle system whitin max where you have to fake the liquid movements

If you don't want to spend dollars, learn pflow.
Your example is perfectly doable with pflow.

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2/6/2009 11:23:26 AM (last edit: 2/6/2009 11:24:38 AM)
show user profile  vivendi
Thanks, i will definitely try some thing with pflow aswell, i think it's good to learn it in more than one way.

But as for the glu3d plugin. I installed the demo version so assume that i'm able to use that 3rd party plug-in. But i can't find any decent tutorial (pdf file) about how to get started with glu3d. Couldn't find any help files on my HD either.

Well anyway, im going to try pflow right now, but any info/help about glu3d is welcome too ^^
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2/6/2009 7:03:41 PM (last edit: 2/6/2009 7:03:41 PM)
show user profile  Phalse
Yeah sorry what I was trying to say is glu will handle and take over the particle simulation, I think they have a full glu3d liquid simulation method which is more like realflow and their second method is using a blobmesh just like the method in 3ds Max.
(Except of course glu is always going to handle your particle calculation, some of what you learn carries over to pflow and vise versa.)

The first glu3d method in their documents is very close to realflow.

The second method in their documents is similar to using pflow+blobmesh method in max.
Many of the same terms, setup and techniques are used.

I'm 99% sure I have the help files for glu3D.
What site should I upload them for you to download? I have a pdf and max help file. Both a copy of the same instructions.
"I do have a home webserver I practice on normally, but its offline right now for a week."
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2/6/2009 8:26:07 PM (last edit: 2/6/2009 8:33:34 PM)
show user profile  Phalse
I found the html help file only. 3919KB
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2/6/2009 9:25:24 PM (last edit: 2/6/2009 9:25:24 PM)
show user profile  vivendi
Would be great if you can upload the helpfile to some place. Maybe you can try to upload it to
or something like that.
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2/7/2009 6:03:48 AM (last edit: 2/7/2009 6:04:20 AM)
show user profile  threedee
try Peter Draper's site here-----

lotso good stuff and Max-based but not sure about an actual Splash tutorial.

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2/7/2009 2:44:21 PM (last edit: 2/7/2009 2:45:05 PM)
show user profile  Phalse
Here you go :)

Mega file upload didnt work so I used lolz

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2/7/2009 7:34:39 PM (last edit: 2/7/2009 7:34:39 PM)
show user profile  Janne
Realflow is great tool for any kind of particle fidling. I´ve been using it about six months now. It can be hard to get started with it because of the interface and all those menus and buttons, that sometimes works little bit backwards for max user. (little bit like blender, where the main problem is to get familiar with the software. In 3ds max it is so easy, because all the basic buttons are there when you open it the first time! Damn all the hard interfaces and stupid keyboard shortcuts and commands! Damn them into hell!)
But I think Realflow is really worth of trying. You can get nice looking particle animations just using those presets the realflow offers.
The real beauty is in going back and forth with max 2009 and realflow 4. With Realflow plugin to max, it is very easy. And when I´m stucked scratching my head (happened several times so far), there is lots of help and tutoring at And answers to your questions comes almost immediately, from guys who really knows what they are talking about.

- Janne -

And by the way...Great place to send help files, scenes, animations etc. is You can upload file up to 300mb for free. I´ve been using it to send demo animation files to guy who makes music on top of video. And then he sends the music file back to me and I edit the final product to customer...No need for your own ftp server...
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2/10/2009 4:52:33 AM (last edit: 2/10/2009 5:00:03 AM)
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