Developed by Mark Stasiuk, co-founder and head of vfx at Fusion Studios, a new technology called ‘smorganic’ solves a long-standing problem for fluid fx. “When creating thin sheets or splashes of liquid, CG fluids break apart immediately, forming really unattractive, distinctly ‘cheese-like’ holes or webbing, never holding together in thin sheets,” says Stasiuk. “This has been a serious limitation of CG fluid applications, and has resulted in studios & production companies preferring expensive table-top practical shoots to achieve the look”
The image here is a render of a simulation of a liquid honey pour where Fusion artists used smorganic to
eliminate any holes in the fluid. The image shows the smoothness of the resulting meshes despite the high-spec, high-refractive nature of the shader and lighting, and despite a hard impact with a rigid body.