How do i make this water wheel functional?

Water keeps going through bucket and there’s an original huge crash of water off the start when i play the animation. I want the wheel buckets to pick up water.

i would upload the file, but i just made this account, doesnt let me

Without knowing more, could be the meshes used for the waterwheel, sampling sub-steps, or maybe sim resolution. Something you could try is making very simplified versions of the bucket meshes that are the actual effectors for the physics, hide them, then use the detailed versions for visuals. The water crashing could be an artifact of the bucket meshes having a lot of messy geometry (all i can see from the image is that they are dense, idk if they are actually messy).

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Doing the new user tutorial will bump up your trust level and gain more options…
It should be in your notifications from the Bot…

Also, you can share using one of the online file sharing … Mediafire Google etc…

Just looking at your wireframe…did you add a solidify Modifier to your Buckets?