Concave Rain Realflow Scene


Realflow scene file of a slightly circular “rainfall” type of waterfall into a shallow rectangular basin. This is a “drop in” waterfall basin often used in an arch-viz rendering of the approach to a custom-designed house, or at the rear of a house near a swimming pool. It could be used in a garden setting as well.

The waterfall flows from an industry standard concave stainless blade with a 30-degree curvature. The water falls into a shallow rectangular basin at medium velocity, where it creates a little foam at the point of impact and ripples the pool water.

The Realflow scene file is 200 frames in length, but the length can be shortened or extended as long as is needed.  The height of the waterfall and the velocity of the flow can be adjusted. The amount of impact on the rectangular pool surface (the height of the ripples and their extent over the pool surface) can be adjusted. The amount of foam can be adjusted. (Please read the extended description below.)

Click on any picture to enlarge it and view the detail of the waterfall and pool surface.


This Concave Rain Sheetflow Basin Realflow scene consists of the basin and stainless blade structure, the clear water “rainfall” type of waterfall with its foaming foot, and a separate interacting pool surface.

You are not confined to the basin structure. You can subsitute another basin with different dimensions, and then adjust the length, width and ripple/wave height of the pool surface to match. You can reposition the waterfall over the pool as needed, or do away with the pool surface altogether.

The waterfall has easily adjustable velocity and arc degree. A Python script/program is used to generate the foam foot. You can make adjustments to this program to generate more or less foam, and to control the height of the foam foot relative to the height of the waterfall or pool surface. An included step-by-step document explains how to make these adjustments and is written for people with no programming knowledge.

Each component (including the falling water and the pool surface) is UV mapped and can be given any desired texture. Here, the basin and the backplate are formed from modern concrete and the metal blade is chromed using custom Maxwell Render Materials (included). However, if you are incorporating this Realflow Scene into another program, such as MAX or Maya, please note that any textures and materials cancould be applied to the components of this model.

Please note that a static mesh model of this scene, but with full concrete or stone basin is available in the “models” part of the Store.

Preview Quality version of the Concave Rain Sheetflow Basin Realflow Scene at medium height and speed. Available in the Realflow section of the Store.

Concave Rain Sheetflow Basin - Preview Quality

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