Computer simulations are amazing. It’s impressing how they can reveal the mathematical layer that silently hides under the world.
Some time ago I developed a ray tracer in order to simulate the experience of vision and its related effects: shades, illumination, reflections and transprencies.
This time I chose to simulate the water behaviour under different contexts and landscapes. This hydrodynamic simulator implements five differents scenarios: rain, flood, drainage, waves and tsunami.
In order to get a real-time application I made some approximations, but still the result is quite realistic as you can see in the video above.
Every time I code a simulator I end up telling myself that computers are damn good in playing the nature role!
If you are interested in how I code it, I share some steps in this blog post.