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Realflow Scenes

This portion of the Store offers pre-made Realflow Scenes for architects, advertisers, VXF artists and scientists using the Next Limit Realflow program to construct animations of liquids. We offer these scenes to save you time and money in your work.

If you are not familiar with the Realflow program, this short post provides a quick description of the program (What is Realflow?), and this short post explains why you might want to use it   (Why Realflow?).

All Realflow Scene products in this Store are designed to be useful in a wide variety of circumstances. All have some user-controllable features to allow you to tailor features of the animations to suit your project needs. All scenes are designed for you to use in as many different kinds of projects as you wish.

Typically, you will find controls for things like the speed, volume or height of a fluid flow, the turbulence of a liquid, the creation of foam or champagne bubbles, or the timing of an event, such as the length of time needed to return a bottle of wine to a table after filling a wine glass. For the most part, I have placed your user-friendly controls in either the standard Realflow “settings” or in the simulation timing “curves.”

You should get the value you pay for when you purchase a re-usable Realflow Scene product !

User controls and settings are clearly described in documentation provided for each scene product. The document that comes with each product always describes the purpose of the Scene, shows how to change different settings to control the main features of the scene, and explains how and why the simulation works. This document also describes the technical objectives of the scene, any special methods used to achieve these objectives, all critical (non-default) settings and the reasons for them, and a list of things you can safely change and should not change in the scene. The documents are written in plain language and have lots of illustrations.

Each Scene product includes the complete scene file set in a clean and relatively compact form, full documention for the scene and any texture files used. Normally, a Maxwell Render Materials file set is included with the Scene to provide the materials for fountain structures, glasses, metal components and so forth. All the Scene files are designed so that you can complete your renders and animations using the Maxwell Render Lite program that is included in Realflow if you wish.

However, if you are importing your scene into Autodesk Max, Maya, Cinema4D or Lightwave for inclusion within architectural renders, for product development in advertising briefs, for use in games or for inclusion and/or extension-building in movies you can just ignore these materials and subsitute your own.

See what you’re getting !

Most product descriptions in this Store include one or more short “preview-quality” videos of the moving liquid(s). Please look at the videos for any Scene you’re interested in. Here’s a typical video on this page. Sundial Plinth Fountain

A few of the Realflow Scenes presented here show the scene document in the product details. You can take a look at a typical document. Here are two displays of a Scene Document. WallsheetFlow 3 Scene
Modern Cubic Fountain Scene

Comments on this product and your experiences with it are welcome here!

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