tyFLOW Tutorial — Sand Granular Solver (3DS Max 2019 VFX)

In this new tyFLOW tutorial: We’re going to focus on creating realistic effects with the granular sand solver in this tyFLOW tutorial.

I want to dig into how to simulate sand, dirt and take advantage of the granular sand solver in tyFLOW to create realistic chunks of sand that break apart and form shapes and react realistically to breaking up and simulated impacts inside of tyFLOW. Please subscribe to the channel, so you don’t miss out on any upcoming tutorials and training.

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If you want more of these videos, please leave a comment and let me know. Even simply typing “YES” to let me know to focus more specifically on tyFLOW, or what subjects / software you would like to see covered. Thanks so much and enjoy the tutorial I hope to build a much more in-depth lesson on this subject soon

Thanks, guys!

Allan McKay


Finally, I have some new VFX training out right now. (It’s free.) It’s over 18 hours of tutorials focused entirely around Live Action Visual Effects (City Destruction Class). You can check it out at www.VFXCOURSE.com

Youtube comments:

edward gomez
Woooh popcorn and notepad time 😁
yes! thanks very much!
Disperdi Mattia
YES, yes yes yes!! Amazing tutorial
abhiket patel
yes more tyflow video plzz..love from india..
Mike Last
hi Allan, for over a decade I love your long and thorough tutorials. Keep 'em coming please. Nowadays it seems that you do them on a 4k monitor which results in tiny icons when not viewed full screen or on smaller monitors/tablets. Recordings of a 1k screen area would be appreciated. Thanks a lot for your long term help to the community.
Rodrigo Albarran
amazing work!! I started getting into xparticles for c4d and kept thinking how awesome it'd be if something similar was available for 3dsMax!!
Thanks Allan, very practical tutorial for vfx artists. I have one stupid question. Can I render the sands by scanline or Vray?
O&A Fan Videos
Such a shame its not in for Maya.
Tyflow is much better than pflow.....i would love to see a bubbles particle system..
Appreciate the pointers from a real pro, especially for particle system.
Marcus Holst
Great as always! Thanks, Allan!
Jay Cox
Great work. I would love to see more tyflow tuts.
Danny Blicher
Very Nice! Whats your PC Specs?
This is just the ticket for the "firecracker destroying a child's sand castle" scene I've been working on ! :) Great tutorial as always! So much valuable information here.
Great Tutorial, i learned a lot. Are there some extra steps to render the Grains with Vray4? I cant get the particles to show up when rendering.
Anton Tkachuk
Hey Allan! Would be great to see more content about TyFlow. Your channel has given me so much value in the past few weeks its unbelievable! =)
Amr Salman
yes please More TyFlow please!
Solomon Edia
but how would you texture and render ?