Flip Fluids

by RLGUY in Scripts and Addons

Item Rating

This item has an average rating of 5 from 82 ratings by the community.

  • stevenlstarr
    2 days ago

    Flip Fluids is a good addon to have but I can't give it 5 stars for a few reasons.

    1. Extremely slow development/updates (For having around $775,200+ in sales, this addon should be seeing rapid development.)
    2. Documentation is seriously lacking in areas people actually care about, like (Large Oceans, Rivers, ...)
    3. Simulations are slow. (The same simulations are 5x faster on houdini with my RTX 2060 Super)

    Since purchasing this addon, I have found $399 every two years for Houdini to just be a better option if you're looking for fluid simulations..

  • Damion Hill
    8 days ago

    This is a fantastic add-on! However, it has some bugs. If you have a moving object that doesn’t have a rigid body system attached to it and there’s liquid sloshing around inside the object, it will lose volume quickly. I’ve tried everything and it will not work. If your object is stationary it works wonderfully! I had to return it, however, I wish I didn’t. It’s a great add-on.

    • Ryan Guy

      8 days ago

      Thanks for the review! Unfortunately, perfect volume conservation is a common limitation in liquid simulation systems. For more information, we have a topic on the limitations of the FLIP Fluids addon here: https://github.com/rlguy/Blender-FLIP-Fluids/wiki/Limitations-of-the-FLIP-Fluids-addon#volume-and-mass-preservation
  • Proteus
    27 days ago

    I went to change the material on the simulation fluid while baking. Something that should have no bearing on the simulation. It crashes blender. The videos are deceptive, as the settings they use do NOT resemble the output of the addon if used exactly as demonstrated. It does mostly do what it claims, however. For $76 each license I would expect the software to be tested, documented, and supported through modern channels. While the documentation is passable, the rest is a mess. I've had this add-on for less than a week and have already seen it cause half a dozen crashes, something that happens rarely for me in Blender these days.

    For those reasons I am giving this add-on an 'average' rating. Bring the cost down, improve the testing, actually verify your software... and maybe it will go up. As usual, ratings are skewed overly high for this product, just like is seen on Amazon. This is not the best add-on ever, nor is it the worst - but it can MOST CERTAINLY be improved exponentially in both quality and efficiency.

  • Pablito
    about 1 month ago

    The best Fluid simulation

  • Michael
    about 1 month ago

    Way easier to compute and stable than Mantaflow.

  • traily
    3 months ago

    I've only been using this for a few days and getting amazing results. I would love to see the flip fluid crew do some more tutorials on YouTube!

  • Jonas Potdevin
    7 months ago

    I have been using this addon on and off for a few years now and I think this one of the best additions you can get for Blender.
    It is easy enough to use (lets be honest, complex physic sims are never really 'easy' to setup) and I found it very stable. The fluid is very controllable and you can achieve many interesting effects. Settings are explain well and I had no difficulty using this addon years ago as a complete beginner.
    As additional icing on the cake for me, the cache export and import feature worked flawless for me and its very easy to hand off simulation baking to a secondary machine, so you can continue working on your scene without hassle.
    I would buy it again any day.

  • Christophe Feron
    7 months ago

    An indispensable software. The management is very fast, the result is amazing. I would like or I don't know if it's possible, that objects, cars etc. which are carried away by water (tsunami) can react.
    Otherwise it's great. Misses the resistance of the water in front of certain matter ^^

    • Ryan Guy

      7 months ago

      Thanks for the review! Interaction with objects is limited in this simulator. Objects can be animated and push around the liquid, but the liquid will not be able to push back and affect the motion of the objects (https://github.com/rlguy/Blender-FLIP-Fluids/wiki/Limitations-of-the-FLIP-Fluids-addon#fluid-and-rigid-body-interaction).
  • Steve J
    8 months ago

    I've spent loads of money on apps and plugins for fluid dynamics in the past, and this $79 add-on is as good, if not better, than anything else I've tried. Simple to set up, easy to learn, and it doesn't take a lot of effort to get really beautiful results. I can't recommend this enough. And given that things like RealFlow are hundreds of £/$/€, Flip Fluids would be an absolute bargain at twice the price. Just buy it!

  • Lincoln
    11 months ago

    I'm giving this 5 stars although it just started crashing while rendering or before rendering now on me all the time. I have a ProArt Studiobook One, this shouldn't be happening.

    • Ryan Guy

      11 months ago

      Hi, feel free to send us a message through the Blender Market or at [email protected] and let us know more about the issue. We would be glad to help diagnose the issue and provide solutions.

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Sales 10200+
Customer Ratings 82
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Published over 4 years ago
Blender Version 2.8, 2.81, 2.82, 2.83, 2.9, 2.91, 2.92, 2.93, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
License GPL
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