How to Animate Water Sloshing Without Fluid Sims in Cinema 4D

Athanasios Pozantzis shows how to create sloshing or an animated water line without using fluid simulations in C4D.

If you’ve ever needed to animate liquid in a glass or other container, you probably know that fluid dynamics is not a reliable answer. Athanasios “Noseman” Pozantzis (@nosemangr) shows how to create this animated water line effect using a joint hierarchy with Dynamics and a Spring Constraint.

We’ve seen similar techniques for other DCCs such as Blender and Maya; for example, this tutorial by 3D Rigging and Character TD Alex Mann involves using the shear attribute for the object’s transform node and deformers in Maya.