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Animating with Blender by Roland Hess

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Chapter 14

Simulationbold

Objectives

Blender’s Simulators

Fluids

Common Methods of Faking Water and Fluids

Cloth

Rigid Bodies

Particles

Strands—Hair and Fur

Soft Bodies

Linking Issues with Simulators

Blender’s Simulators

Blender has a number of simulators available for your animation needs. These simulators can produce accurate results that add a high degree of believability to your animations. While it is simple to configure the simulators to make impressive demonstrations, integrating them successfully into a larger animation project can be extremely difficult. So in addition to looking at a short example of each type of simulation, we’ll also take a look at integration issues and when it may be better to just skip the simulation ...

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