[Bf-committers] Blender and CFD simulations,
xavier.thomas.1980 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 13:03:35 CET 2016
One noticeable difference between true CFD and Blender's internal fluid and
smoke simulator (and Mantaflow also) is that Blender and Mantaflow are not
"physically correct" but optimized to only look like it's correct. Solving
with OpenFOAM would be much slower but the result would have some
2016-01-28 9:23 GMT-02:00 Gustav Göransson <gustav.goransson at gmail.com>:
> 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 (intern/smoke), both of which are quite outdated at this point.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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