I have a simple water setup: water flowing into a basin. In edit mode, I can see the wireframe of the water, but once it is rendered, I don't see anything. What is going on here? Here is my .blend

  • $\begingroup$ Please check you file permissions, I don't think we have download access $\endgroup$ Jul 17, 2016 at 22:44
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    Jul 17, 2016 at 22:51
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    $\begingroup$ Now I can download it, when i first accessed the file it was asking for a password or different google account. Anyway you could always download it even if the permissions were not right, you are the owner of the file after all $\endgroup$ Jul 17, 2016 at 23:36

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There are two distinct problems with your water not being renderable, one for the viewport preview other for the final render.

  • Viewport - In the viewport the water simulation is invisible because it's Maximum Draw Type is set to Wire - Under the Properties Window > Object Tab > Display Panel change the Maximum Draw Type from Wire to Solid or Textured
  • Final Render Your domain is set to non renderable in the outliner - Go to the outliner and set it renderable by clicking the camera icon

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