lava flow

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klebeen
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lava flow

Postby klebeen » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:27 am

hi everyone. I'm new to blender and i'm making a lava simulator using blender but i'm having trouble making a flowing lava using fluid particles. please help. for my thesis.

Jedijds
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Postby Jedijds » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:46 pm

What are you having trouble doing?
Are you using the particle simulator or fluid simulator?
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klebeen
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Postby klebeen » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:26 am

particle simulator, im making a software that can simulate lava flow, is it possible in blender render?

Jedijds
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Postby Jedijds » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:56 am

Oh boy, software, that’s a bit over my head lol, sorry, :cry: Im sure it can be done, have you tried in the python or interactive 3d folder? They deal more with software and creating simulators, sorry I couldn’t help, I’m good with the fluid simulator. Although if you’re trying to make a lava flow once or twice then they can be done quite well in fluid simulator.
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klebeen
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Postby klebeen » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:31 am

awts. i tried it once in blender game, but there are a lot of errors in particle addons. im making a free flowing lava flow, and i want to set the viscosity and speed of the lava based on the input of the user, do you really think fluid simulator is better than particle simulator?

Jedijds
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Postby Jedijds » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:59 pm

Well I did create a pretty good imitation of lava with the fluid simulator you just need to get the settings right. Just to put it in my way of thinking, lava is more of a fluid then it is thousands of individual particles. Try looking up blender tutorials on YouTube. 

Here is one on lava lamps maybe you could use this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 41mVXG3KzQ

did that help any? Is that what you were wanting to do?
If not then poke around in “blender ( what ever) tutorals” and see what all comes up.
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klebeen
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Postby klebeen » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:11 am

oh i'll take a look at it. im confused about the fluid properties in blender particles, which property should i adjust if i want to change the thickness and the speed of the lava?


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