RealFlow Wisdom

RealFlow blog: Tips, Technics and Scripting.

Get all Parameters

I guess most of advance users know this, but this version of RealFlow has included a large list of improvements in scripting. One I use a lot is the getAllParameterNames(). This function let you know all parameters has the node evaluated, for instance open a batch script window and write

scene.message(str(Container02.getAllParameterNames()))

This gives you a list of tuples (may be a little bit unsorted) with the name of all the parameters and its type accessible via scripting, is an easy and quick way to check the parameters list in the node you are working with.


September 1, 2010 Posted by | GUI, Scripting, Tips | , , , | Leave a comment

Filter Daemon… ¡that Great Unknown!

This is one of my prefered utilities, the Filter Daemon. You can use it to kill, separate or split particles into more, it is a really cool tool. The best of this daemon is it saves time in scripting similar tools and computation time, because it is built as other multithreaded daemon in the core of RF. I´ve used it in this example to fake a melt effect.

This video shows the filter evaluating the position in Y axis.

In this example is being evaluated  pressures.

You can download the scenes from UpDown and Pressure.

July 24, 2010 Posted by | Daemons, Expressions, Particle Base Fluids, Tips | , , , | 16 Comments

How to know you are using the correct resolution?

Maybe this post can be simple for the most advance users but could help to newbies to understand the importance of the resolution parameter used in the emitters. You can detect the lack of resolution in your fluids if you see a thin layer of particles stuck to the side of the objects.  Have a look to next videos.

This video shows an emitter with resolution set to 1.0, you can observe a layer of particles stuck to the side of the glass.

Next video shows that increasing the resolution to 10.0 you will rid of the layer, but if you look carefully you see there is still a layer on the top sides of the fluid.

In next video you can see the best results but maybe it is not needed to increase so much the resolution up to 50.0 and a value of 25.0 or 35.0 would be enough for this simulation.  Obviously you can get better results with a better accuracy simulation but much more time to compute it will be needed.

July 13, 2010 Posted by | Particle Base Fluids, Tips | , , | 6 Comments