Fat Splitting Sequence – Breakdown
This vid explains non-simulated approach for creating and animating liquids:
There are six ice trees in this scene, but this one explains most of the stuff:
Here is version made by simulating liquid with Lagoa. It was hard to tweak liquid fast, client was not happy with it, so I had to find other way, and I ended up with approach shown in breakdown above.
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