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  • Texture moving surface

     Andy Kiernan updated 1 year, 2 months ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
  • Andy Kiernan

    September 16, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Hello,

    I am trying to achieve an effect whereby a person is ‘revealed’ by liquid ‘filling them up’.

    My workflow so far is to model a mesh for the person, matchmove it, and then use Xparticles for a liquid sim inside.

    What I’m struggling with is needing to have the surface of the liquid, that is the top bit, a different colour/texture than the sides (the footage, mapped).

    I’m currently using triplaner mapping to achieve this but it’s not perfect so I’m wondering if anyone knows a way to texture just the surface or to output a matte from the triplaner?

    I hope this makes sense, It’s baking my noodle somewhat.

    Thank you

  • Michael Szalapski

    September 22, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Fields might be your answer. You could do a linear field with a bit of falloff mixed with a bit of noise for randomness and just animate it moving up roughly following the fluid sim. Unless you need it to be really, supremely accurate for some reason.

  • Andy Kiernan

    September 28, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Thank you for that, its a great shout. I do need to keep it fairly accurate so it gives the impression that the ‘liquid’ is almost painting on the actor’s texture as it moves up. But I am going to try and fake a liquid sim with fields and whatnot, so then able to use your solution and still be fairly accurate. I’ve no idea if I can actually do it mind!

    Apologies for not responding I got pulled onto something far less interesting.

    Thanks!

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