RealFlow

In brief, RealFlow is a fluid and dynamics simulation tool. With RealFlow you are able to calculate the interactions between individual particles acting like water, for example. On the other hand it is also possible to mimic the behaviour of bodies under the influence of certain forces, like gravity or wind. The dynamics functions in RealFlow also allow collisions and interactions between soft and rigid bodies. Another aspect is wave generation with RealWave. Most of these elements can be combined and merged without limits – it is possible to use fluids with rigid bodies or ductile objects, generate fluid splashes on ocean surfaces, create buoying items, and simulate underwater behaviour.

 

Frame from the "Milk" commercial by Oyekunle Jegede for Stardust.

RealFlow is available for all major platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. All versions support the 64 bit mode. Another addition to the RealFlow product range is the RealFlow Renderkit (RFRK). It is a set of tools that has been designed to facilitate the complex task of rendering RealFlow fluids. The RFRK enables you to generate procedural geometry at render time and also render individual fluid particles. With this interface, fluids can also be rendered as foam and spray.