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What would be the best way to create a sand animation effect in an hour glass? So, when you rotate the hourglas, the sand moves from the one end to the other. Thanks....

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    What would be the best way to create a sand animation effect in an hour
    glass? So, when you rotate the hourglas, the sand moves from the one end
    to the other.

    Thanks.

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    stu Guest

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    Textures on the two ends of the glass, and particles to show sand flow. A
    mesh-sand 3D hourglass would be a nice feat to accomplish. That's tricky. The
    shaders on the ends might need a textureModeList = #reflection, so they keep
    right-side-up when the hourglass turns... but then it moves as the camera
    turns, too, so probably no good. You'd have to rotate and place the shader
    correctly according to the rotation of the glass.

    tedalde2 Guest

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    Default Re: animating sand

    you could use a particle system/metaparticle for the sand there is more than one way to animate it from 2d to 3d
    tyree_2 Guest

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