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PyCloid 0.2 beta available
Posted: 24 October 2012 03:25 PM   [ Ignore ]
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The new release is available at http://www.f1oat.org/pycloid/index.html.

Many new features :
- particles collision with scene objects
- tube geometry along particle path
- fluid simulation
- isosurface geometry
- new sample files
- multi-core CPU support

Hope some CG artists will post very soon nice films done with PyCloid !
Frederic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnNDJU8n17o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k6iVZlJLnM

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Posted: 24 October 2012 04:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Frederic,

Any chance you’ll be creating a Mac version. I’d buy it in a minute!

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Posted: 24 October 2012 06:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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thank you !

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Posted: 24 October 2012 07:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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yes thank you from me too smile

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Posted: 24 October 2012 09:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Fredrick,
I have done some experimenting with your beta fluids. The fluid simulation works great, but had some trouble figuring out what what settings did what.
In the Isosurface tab, I found a radius adjustment, and in the fluid tab there is also a radius adjustment. In the radius adjustments, if I choose a setting much over 0.017 the particles disappear.

I did find that adjusting the viscosity all the way to 10.0 made the fluid smooth out much better. (lower viscosity = lumpier)

My render really doesn’t do justice to how good the water flow can look, but be assured, it works very well when animated !

I also found that the simulation does not reset to zero time when hitting the rewind button. To reset the simulation, rewind to 1-second, then to zero, or your animation render will show the last frame before starting the animation at frame zero.
(hope that made sense).

I need more time to play with it. wink

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Posted: 25 October 2012 01:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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NICE!!!
Thanks a lot :D

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Posted: 25 October 2012 10:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thanks again to f1oat for upgrading Carrara. Daz should hire you…

McGuiver, can you post a youtube clip of your fluid sim?

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Posted: 25 October 2012 11:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Thanks, Frederic! Can’t wait to play.grin

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Posted: 25 October 2012 11:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Yes, there are many things to tune in the code, but as the pressure from users was high, I decided to release it !

The “Radius” parameter in “IsoSurface” tab applies only to rendering.
The one in “Fluid” tab is for fluid calculation only (SPH algorithm)
Both values should be similar, but I keep two different sliders to experiment.
IsoSurface applies to all PyCloid particles simulation, including those without fluid behavior.

Yes, there is something to fix for rewind function.

I have to update the PyCloid website with some docs about fluid.
What is difficult is to achieve stable behavior, with no “explosion”. That is managed by tuning all the parameters, including gravity, but I do not yet have a magic worflow for that ! Let’s experiment and share results.

Frederic.

McGuiver - 24 October 2012 09:52 PM

Fredrick,
I have done some experimenting with your beta fluids. The fluid simulation works great, but had some trouble figuring out what what settings did what.
In the Isosurface tab, I found a radius adjustment, and in the fluid tab there is also a radius adjustment. In the radius adjustments, if I choose a setting much over 0.017 the particles disappear.

I did find that adjusting the viscosity all the way to 10.0 made the fluid smooth out much better. (lower viscosity = lumpier)

My render really doesn’t do justice to how good the water flow can look, but be assured, it works very well when animated !

I also found that the simulation does not reset to zero time when hitting the rewind button. To reset the simulation, rewind to 1-second, then to zero, or your animation render will show the last frame before starting the animation at frame zero.
(hope that made sense).

I need more time to play with it. wink

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Posted: 25 October 2012 01:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Got a news post about PyCloid 0.2 here:
http://carraracafe.com/
http://carraracafe.com/?p=2336

And here:
http://www.renderosity.com/mod/forumpro/showthread.php?thread_id=2858450

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Posted: 25 October 2012 01:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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3drendero - 25 October 2012 10:40 AM

Thanks again to f1oat for upgrading Carrara. Daz should hire you…

McGuiver, can you post a youtube clip of your fluid sim?

Unfortunately, I can’t seem to get a YouTube account working….just keeps kicking me out ????

Here’s the settings I used for water. smile

 

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Posted: 25 October 2012 02:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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McGuiver - 25 October 2012 01:35 PM
3drendero - 25 October 2012 10:40 AM

Thanks again to f1oat for upgrading Carrara. Daz should hire you…

McGuiver, can you post a youtube clip of your fluid sim?

Unfortunately, I can’t seem to get a YouTube account working….just keeps kicking me out ????

Here’s the settings I used for water. smile

 

Thank you for the screenshot.

Can you try Vimeo instead?
http://vimeo.com/
Supposed to be easy to use…

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Posted: 26 October 2012 07:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Attempting to imbed a video of second water test.
Edit:  Well….that didn’t work, I’ll try the url.

https://vimeo.com/52197357

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Posted: 27 October 2012 08:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Please mac version… please…

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Posted: 27 October 2012 02:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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McGuiver - 26 October 2012 07:16 PM

Attempting to imbed a video of second water test.
Edit:  Well….that didn’t work, I’ll try the url.

https://vimeo.com/52197357

Thats very cool!

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Posted: 28 October 2012 01:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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McGuiver, crossposted on youtube for for, hope it’s ok, otherwise I will remove the it:
http://youtu.be/I2cpW-B04kc

Though I have no idea what tags to use to get the video embedded in the forum.

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