[Bf-committers] Blender and CFD simulations,

Gustav Göransson gustav.goransson at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 12:23:45 CET 2016

There's some work going on with the Mantaflow integration (Soc 2014
project). Sebastián Barschkis posted an update a few days ago:


On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 10:17 AM, Lukas Tönne <lukas.toenne at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> > -Blender use OpenFOAM as solver for CFD ?
> No. Blender has CFD solvers for liquids (intern/elbeem) and smoke/fire
> (intern/smoke), both of which are quite outdated at this point.
> > -how I can implement a new fields of CFD simulations using Python?
> You could try a decoupled approach by using a library with a python
> API, and export/import mesh data from/to Blender via the bpy module.
> However, a more integrated approach via a C interface would be
> preferred for future Blender development.
> > -exist some documentations about how to enter in Blender , for an
> existing
> > module (in my case CFD), a new capabilities of simulations (new
> algorithms
> > ) with respect the already existing one?
> Not really, it depends largely on what simulation you want to work on.
> There is no real framework for physics sims in Blender (not in the
> same way as there is for mesh editing), and physics code hasn't been
> touched for a long time.
> Work on CFD in Blender is very much needed and appreciated, but it's
> not a simple task.
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