Animated Hourglass

  • January 28, 2014
  • 474 Downloads
  • 1 Like
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: yogyog
  • License: CC-BY
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Description:

http://youtu.be/qubGCQDBKaY

Smoothly animating hourglass.

This uses bolian operations for the bulk of the sand rendered as volumteric textures, plus a particle system for the falling sand. It renders very fast. Texture from cgtextures.com

Comments:

  • oldtimer profile picture
    oldtimer

    Good job, yogyog

    Edited January 28, 2014
  • FayZee profile picture
    FayZee

    This seems like a great achievement. The granules are realistic.

    The thing I notice is that in real life the level of the granules in the upper chamber is not completely flat: the granules fall from the centre of the mass in the upper chamber, leaving a pit or dip and that the pit grows as more sand vacates, so the level of granules against the glass is higher than in the middle.

    Watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ3GbndcMCQ near the end to see what I mean about the dip.

    Edited January 29, 2014