RainMaker v1.1

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Contributor: Matt Richardson
Add lens rain drops
8.0 or later
01 Sep 2014


Here is my gizmo for adding a lens water effect to a shot.

The controls should be pretty straight forward, but here is a walkthrough video.

Rainmaker Demo

RainMaker Controls walkthrough


If you like or use it, or have any comments/suggestions, please let me know



v1.1 has an added checkbox to use a pre-rendered water mask. So if it's running slow check the 'Rain only' box and render the black and white image. Then create a read for the files you just rendered, and plug that into the 'drops' input and check 'Use Pre-rendered Drops input'.

v1.1 also has global gravity direction controls




Please let me know/ give me a credit if you use it - Thanks
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+1 # Insane 2014-08-29 07:54
Amazing! Thanks for sharing.
+3 # Victor Perez 2014-08-29 21:00
oh, this is so good! Thanks for sharing the rain! :-)
+2 # Andy p 2014-08-30 23:42
Superb, Thanxx a million !
+3 # Daniele boldi cotti 2014-09-01 14:35
one of the best node I have ever seen!! thanks for sharing!!
0 # Matt Richardson 2014-09-01 15:13
Thanks for the nice comments! I've just updated it so you can now use a pre-rendered drops sim, and it has gravity directional controls.
0 # Alexey Kuchinski 2014-09-05 21:29
Thank you for sharing, very polished and useful tool!!!
0 # Jorge M 2014-09-13 22:28
Thanks for sharing ! you are best Matt !
0 # Ricardo Robles 2014-10-08 19:17
is this only for nukeX? I'm getting this error "This functionality is only available in NukeX. Current licence name is nuke". I'm using nuke 8.0v5
0 # Matt Richardson 2014-10-08 20:28
Hi Ricardo,
Yes, it uses particle systems that are only available in NukeX.
RainMaker might work in Nuke, but only with the default settings.

Thanks for getting in touch
0 # Eduardo Brandao 2014-10-28 19:05
Genius, tks for sharing
0 # nanda kumar nair 2014-11-12 05:52
Very nice. Really useful gizmo. Thks
0 # Dreamsuite Glory 2015-04-17 10:40
Super! Thanks!
0 # Matt Richardson 2015-04-17 12:55
Thanks for all the nice comments.

You can see it in action on some of the shots on my latest reel:

0 # Alexis Jo 2015-11-07 20:37
thanks for sharing! :) this is amazing.
0 # alexandru pais 2015-04-22 15:28
Great one. Photorealistic, natural dynamics, simply brilliant. Thank you
0 # djati waskito 2015-05-22 07:08
WOWWW...This is ROCK...Thank You..Magnificen t brilliant.
0 # Manuel Reyes Halaby 2015-05-31 12:18
Really helpful, thanks a lot!!
0 # Ryan Murphy 2015-10-11 08:18
Hi Everyone,

I'm getting an error on this script; Read Error: No Plugin Named "GizmoReader" Found.

Forgive me if this is a simple fix, I'm a newbie.

0 # George Siddiqui 2020-10-12 20:15
just had the same issue when I dropped a gizmo into my nuke script. I resolved by doing:

1. file-> insert comp nodes
2. navigate to your gizmo
0 # Daniel Cuevas 2016-09-29 17:54
Simply beautiful!
0 # Sven Ahlstrom 2018-09-24 15:37
So good!
0 # lais l 2019-02-04 13:09

What about a mask input? :-)

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