Directable water

The approach with these tools is to do as much of the water effects using interactive animation techniques and layer simulated water effects on top of that where interactions or details require.
The animated part of the effect allows the water effects to be interactively art-directed. It forms a foundation on which simulated effects are layered. The simulation adds realism and detail that is hard to achieve otherwise, but it is driven by the animated water foundation.
The goal of this approach is to not only reduce the required amount of simulation but to also make the simulations are still required more predictable.

Currently in development: