3d particles

Some funs with 3D effects. Just some years ago, rendering 3D particles like water, smoke, fire, fog… was an extremely hard task. I remember how struggling it was for me to build 3D models for a waterfall (with moving water) or a shouting-crowd stadium. It’s enjoyable to see how graphics has advanced in the past few years, these effects are now easily achievable.

Video above: the classical Utah teapot with steam coming out from its spout, rendered with Panda3D, the well-known open-source game engine originally released by Disney, which has a feature-rich C++ core with Python scripting for application development.