Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 3, 2011
Duration
3h 12m
Description

In this series of lessons, we will be taking an introductory look at RealFlow 2012 and many of the key features of this robust fluid simulation software. It is important to develop good workflow habits early in your RealFlow education, so we will start by learning the importance of properly setting up your RealFlow projects as well as how to efficiently move around within the RealFlow interface. From there, we will learn how to start working with RealFlow fluid particles; learning about the important attributes that affect particle behavior, as well as how we can use daemons to add dynamic forces such as wind, gravity, and air resistance to our simulations. Another critical concept to understand within RealFlow is the importance of scale. We will teach you how to properly compensate for real-world scale within RealFlow, ensuring that your liquids and other dynamics behave correctly. We will also take time to explore some of the powerful new features found in RealFlow 2012, including dynamic object fracturing, using the Retiming function to quickly add time-warping and slow-motion effects to our RealFlow simulations, as well as many other important tools and critical concepts that you will need to be aware of whenever starting out in RealFlow. Software required: RealFlow 2012.

About the author
About the author

Kyle was one of the first authors for Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) and has been a part of the team for over 10 years. Kyle began his career in computer graphics education as a college instructor and worked as a Digital-Tutors rendering tutor and curriculum manager since 2002.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm Kyle with digital-tutors and Next Limit certified training partner. In this series of lessons we'll be taking an introductory look at RealFlow 2012. And many of the key features of this robust fluid simulation software. Now, it's important to develop good workflow habbits from an early stage whenever learning RealFlow. So we're gonna start by learning the importance of properly setting up your RealFlow projects. As well as how to efficiently move around within the RealFlow interface. From there we'll learn how to start working with RealFlow fluid particles. Learning about the important attributes that effect particle behavior. As well as how we can use demons to add dynamic forces such as wind, gravity and air resistance to our simulations. Another critical concept to understand within RealFlow is the importance of scale. So we'll teach you how to properly compensate for real world scale within RealFlow. Ensuring that your liquids and other dynamics behave correctly. We'll also take some time to explore some of the great new features found at RealFlow 2012. Such as the new fracture tool for shattering and breaking our objects apart. Exploring the re-timing function to quickly add time warping and slow motion effects to our RealFlow simulations. As well as many other important tools and critical concepts that you'll need to be aware of whenever starting out in RealFlow. So with that, let's go ahead and get started in our next lesson.