Anybody got any suggestions on animating liquid moving thru a pipe? I'd like to showcase a ball valve assembly that I've created for work. I'v animated it opening and closing, but I'd like the effect of liquid moving through it. I've seen some good examples on Youtube but I'm not sure how they did it. I'm currently creating a long cylinder of with bubbles and am planning on having it move through the pipe and valve. Does anybody know a better way?
While I am do not have the skills to help, I think 3DS Max might be a better option than Inventor.
Hi B as Kevin said, IV will not produce anything like water within IV Studio. 3D's Max is what you want to do this animation with to produce the effect you want.
If You want to do it professional, then use RealFlow and Autodesk Maya :) This is a great combination.
Although I have yet to play with the functionality as of yet but if I recall they've recently added the "gravity" option in Inventor's animation tool. I've seen a few videos of it in action on YouTube (you might want to search there for video tutorials on how to use it). But I have to agree with the others here, if you want something that looks realistic, Inventor's basic animation tool is not the best choice. It's fine to get a basic idea but for a presentation....I'd go with the programs that are built to do such.
Got it. I've looked into the advice I've gotten from everybody and I can see that Inventor is not designed to give me the results that I'm wanting. I downloaded 3ds max from autodesk's student site and it will work. I will check out Maya and Real Flow as well.
Thanks a ton.