November 2020

Tea Dipper Machine

This project covered the foundation of procedural animation techniques as well as the volume simulation. The reference video is an excellent combination of effects elements since it demonstrated the whole process of automatic tea dipper kinetic animation. It also brings the challenge for this project because the fluid simulation interacting with smoke is an effect that I have never encountered before, including the shader tweaks.

Bridge Destruction

This project combined lots of different module techniques such as RBD simulation and vellum dynamics. The reference video is an excellent showcase of extremely accurate control of suspension bridge destruction since it displayed the whole progress of the bridge structure collapse. For me, it could be the most challenging project that I have ever done because the vellum module is an area that I have never explored before. Furthermore, another challenge could be the suspension bridge "swing" animation.

Flowing Lava

This project revisited the foundation of viscosity fluid meshing techniques as well as shader customize. The reference video is an excellent demonstration of lava elements since it displayed the whole process of merging and flowing movement. It also brings the challenge for this project because the lava simulation with temperature variation is an effect that I have never encountered before. It seems that this effect is complicated at a glance.

Pond in the bubble

This project covered the foundation of flip meshing techniques as well as the volume collision. The reference video is an excellent combination of effects elements since it demonstrated the whole process of merging and the water movement. It also brings the challenge for this project because the fluid simulation interacting with dynamic collision containers is an effect that I have never encountered before, including the Arnold shader tweaks.