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Gallery => Amazing Animations => Topic started by: abedsabeh on August 27, 2013, 10:26:52 am

Title: How to fake water animation
Post by: abedsabeh on August 27, 2013, 10:26:52 am
This is a tip on how I made the water animation in Newton's Cradle. I hope it will be useful for you.

1- Create a plane with a geometry surface of the water as you see it in the animation (a real water surface).
2- Make the surface big enough so you can animate its position in the Y and Z axis with a little bit of Y rotation.
3- let the surface fit the area where you want the water to be seen.
4- Use a proper nice environment (reflection helps a lot for a realistic look)

Enjoy!
Abed

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/211/5ejllkehtpaeegmspobluw.mp4/ (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/211/5ejllkehtpaeegmspobluw.mp4/)
Title: Re: How to fake water animation
Post by: richardfunnell on August 27, 2013, 03:34:17 pm
Very nice! That's a great effect, I was wondering how it was done :)

Now it makes sense that you created the water geometry (instead of using the procedural bump), because I can see the waves having an effect on the edge of the pool instead of being flat. Thank you for sharing!!!
Title: Re: How to fake water animation
Post by: Josh3D on August 28, 2013, 06:38:11 am
yes, thanks for sharing Abed, this is indeed a very nice effect.