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Heather CrankSquirting sun screen out of a hose...
by on Sep 23, 2011 at 7:42:29 pm

Hello Everyone,

I am trying to get some particles to squirt out of a hose and look like sunscreen. I've been fiddling and so far I've only been able to create a water like, or smoky effect, but not thick and gloppy...anyone have any suggestions? Hopefully cinema 4-d isn't the only option.

Thanks!

H


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Dave LaRondeRe: Squirting sun screen out of a hose...
by on Sep 23, 2011 at 8:31:43 pm

[Heather Crank] "...anyone have any suggestions? Hopefully cinema 4-d isn't the only option."

Practical effects to the rescue!

For something like this, I'd think about a water pump, a bucket of white latex paint tinted to sunscreen color, a hose and and a big ol' tarp on the ground. Start the pump, open the hose nozzle and have at it. For more takes, scrape the paint off the tarp and put it back in the bucket.

Since most latex paint is really thick, you can modify the viscosity with water. Since it's actually coming out of a hose, the physics would be right. And as long as you don't have the need to show the ground, you can move the camera wherever you want.

You get a good take, and the shot's in the can.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Heather CrankRe: Squirting sun screen out of a hose...
by on Sep 25, 2011 at 4:57:53 am

Thanks Dave!


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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Squirting sun screen out of a hose...
by on Sep 23, 2011 at 11:29:43 pm

Dave gave you some great practical advice.
I think you may be able to use Free Form (or FreeForm Pro for quicker and better results) to simulate the kind of fluid you are after. Here's a great tutorial for that:
http://aeportal.blogspot.com/2009/06/freeform-liquid-tutorial.html

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Heather CrankRe: Squirting sun screen out of a hose...
by on Sep 25, 2011 at 4:58:37 am

Thanks Tudor! I'll check this out!


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