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Liquid "Terminator"

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Everybody remember that guy who could liquify himself right?

I need to create similar effect.

I want to form a word from a puddle of liquid metal but I have absolutely no idea how to upproach this.

I would be really greatful if someone could give me some tips on how I can do that!!!

Thank you!

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In the demo files of houdini, you can find golden liquid of text.

The folder name is,

demo/projects/liquid/liquidgold

I hope this would help. :)

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copy some metaballs on curves that represent the letters and animate the curves and the metaball size.... C ya...

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Hmm... I am also guessing that after the Metaball, you'd have to play with Cookies to get the sharper edges?

That's just my wild guessing. :)

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eerm... Let me give it a try at 2:45pm today in class.

I am *guessing* that you'd probably have to convert your metaball to polygon first, and then use Cookie SOP (isn't that a funny name?? :D) to cut the edges out. Or may be even dealing with creasing as another way??

Anyone else have any other ideas to throw around?

Funny how a lot of stuff that seems like a piece of cake to do can easily turned out to be a nightmare in the vfx world.

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I don't really know what you're looking for but if I set the XY & Z components to 2, then I get sharp edges. Granted, that I don't any 90 degree angles, but does this help?

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looks cool!

reminded me of a recent post to the houdini list where people were after similar effects for clouds, and ended up having "jitter" in the metaball subdivision (the subdivided mesh won't stay consistent from frame to frame...)

I see you have the same problem......it's kinda hard to solve...

still cool though ;)...

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Wow awsome!

What I'm after is, I want the letters elevate on the surface of the water and then disconnect from the surface. And I want them to be sharp the whole time.

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