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Mantaflow [Part 3]: Customized UI for Manta fluids
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Authored by Sebastián Barschkis (sebbas) on Oct 29 2018, 5:05 PM.

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Summary

With Mantaflow the current smoke modifier UI will accommodate both smoke and liquids.

In addition, there is now an option for Mantaflow liquids in the quick effects section ("Quick Liquid").

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Repository
rB Blender
Branch
pythonScripts (branched from blender2.8)
Build Status
Buildable 2377
Build 2377: arc lint + arc unit

Event Timeline

UI improvement for particle settings and path field in fluid domain settings.

Hi @Sebastián Barschkis (sebbas)! Is there a particular design you'd like for @William Reynish (billreynish) and I to review or give feedback?

With the new single-column layout and sub-panels it should be much easier to organize. I don't have a lot of experience with MantaFlow but if you could share some screenshots we can give you feedback.

Thanks!

Hi @Pablo Vazquez (pablovazquez)! Yes, right, I've made use of the single column layout for the new Mantaflow options too.

It looks all good except for one part where I am not sure: The check boxes for domain borders.

Right now, there is no indication that "Front", "Left", etc. actually refer to "Front Border", "Left Border", etc.

One could have added "Border" to all of the checkbox texts ... but I felt it would clutter the UI too much.

Any idea how we can make it more clear that these checkboxes refer to borders? In 2.79 it just uses a label (which seems to be used less in 2.8)

@Sebastián Barschkis (sebbas): In the example you posted, a sub-panel could be useful. You could call it 'Borders Collisions' and put the checkboxes inside. Simple.