Real Flow Delicious Viscous Challenge

RealFlow is hosting a great contest currently until July 3rd,  first prize (over $3000) is license of RealFlow.

What Is RealFlow?

RealFlow is an industry-standard, out-of-the-box fluid simulation software. Fast and easy to use, it is compatible with ALL major 3D platforms.  It’s used in Maxon Cinema 4D, Lightwave, 3DS MAX, MAYA, Softimage, and Houdini.  Chances are you have see some of it anywhere from motion pictures to commercial advertisements.

What I find unique about this particular contest is not only the deadline countdown, but the fact that they have links to various RealFlow tutorials as well as links to RealFlow artists to get a taste of not only whats possible but a great starting point.

Additionally, if you win first prize your work will be featured on the front page of RealFlow for bragging rights, and even if you don’t win, it’s a great opportunity to build your reel and work with a pretty powerful plugin.

So how much is it?

That’s what pretty cool about this contest is theres no upfront cost. You can try it for 30 days.  In fact they have temporary Learning Edition licenses are available for students who want to work from home. Otherwise it looks like their Student editions are only $99. Not a bad deal overall.  For those that are faculty wanting to get into RealFlow (Like me!) they have some options available.

Additionally I’m pretty sure that it may just work with the C4D LITE edition bundled with Adobe After Effects Creative Cloud.  Or better yet a student version of 3DSMAX. (dont

So why not check it out?
Never hurts to learn something new, and RealFlow is pretty amazing at what it can do.

http://www.realflow.com/

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