Before 1998, computer fluid effects were animated manually, rather than simulated. The famous “water tentacle” from The Abyss was created by digitally painting a water “skin” over the computer model of a solid tentacle. The CG supervisor for The Abyss was John Knoll, Adobe Photoshop inventor and Industrial Light and Magic effects guru.
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