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I am using Blender 2.8 - How can I simulate water spray from a pressure washer nozzle and make the spray react to an object like in this picture? The spray bounces off the sidewalk.

I've tried using particles but can't seem to get the effect of the "smooth" look. Should this be done using smoke or a combination of both smoke and particles?

I need to animate this pressure washer scene and not for it to be just a picture. How can this be done? Eevee or Cycles? Thank you.

  • $\begingroup$ Smoke sim, maybe? I would suggest particles, but you said they didn't work. $\endgroup$ Jan 25, 2019 at 21:39
  • $\begingroup$ you can see this too blender.stackexchange.com/questions/86599/… $\endgroup$ Jan 25, 2019 at 21:44
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you -- I've already seen and downloaded that tutorial -- but could not get the result I'm needing for a smooth flowing look of water spray such as shown in picture for animation $\endgroup$ Jan 25, 2019 at 22:09
  • $\begingroup$ I'm trying to figure out how to make the particles look smooth like the spray shown in picture. I've tried very small size particles over 100,000 of them using uv spheres but just look like dots and no blur effect. Tried enlarging the particles but then it just looks like big dots. How to get the blur effect smooth like water in picture? $\endgroup$ Jan 26, 2019 at 0:40
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    $\begingroup$ Try turning on motion blur $\endgroup$ Jan 26, 2019 at 0:44

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Found the best way to do this was with particles. Ended up using about 70,000 particles and added some children with it and bumped up the normal on the velocity of the particles to help with the speed of them. Motion blur was also needed to smooth the spray effect.


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