Digital Tutors – Using Filter to Control Particles in RealFlow 5

Digital Tutors – Using Filter to Control Particles in RealFlow 5


In this series of lessons we\’ll learn how to use the
Filter daemon to separate our particles into multiple emitters that we
can then individually control with exclusive links. This gives us an
incredible amount of control that would have to script in otherwise.

We\’ll begin this project by setting up our initial objects, emitters
and daemons. Once we have everything ready to go, we\’ll introduce our
filter daemon and examine exactly how it works, and how we can use it
to move particles into different emitters. Once we have the filter
daemon working, we can use exclusive links to affect our emitters in
various ways. We\’ll then look at various attributes and ways of
changing particle values to show the vast range of different methods we
can use to filter particles. We\’ll then combine our knowledge along
with a few more daemons to create an interested effect.

Lesson Outline (7 lessons)

1. Introduction and project overview

2. Filling our tub with water and setting the initial state

3. Adding our Magic daemon and object

4. Understanding the Filter Daemon

5. Animating the Filter Daemon to create an interesting effect

6. Controlling the transition using an object and heat transfer

7. Controlling the transition using velocity and daemons