Shore Foam

Started by choronr, November 07, 2011, 01:07:12 am

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choronr

I've yet to find or discover by working in TG2 a good reliable way to achieve shore foam such as we did with the 'water works' plug in using Terragen Classic. There are a number of threads and files shared that I have tried with TG2 - all leave something to be desired; or, haven't worked for me. Maybe Jo Meder can jump in here and offer some ideas.

Wouldn't it good if there were some things in the works in new updates by Planetside?

Bob

jo

Hi Bob,

Waterworks was fairly simple and I think many of its effects could be reproduced using function nodes, which is the main reason I haven't spent much time on doing something similar. I think others have shown this is possible and even surpassed what it could do. Maybe I'll have a go at a node though, might be a fun diversion.

Regards,

Jo

choronr

Thanks Jo, looking forward to what you may come up with.


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pixelpusher636

Quote from: jo on November 09, 2011, 05:19:14 pmHi Bob,

Waterworks was fairly simple and I think many of its effects could be reproduced using function nodes, which is the main reason I haven't spent much time on doing something similar. I think others have shown this is possible and even surpassed what it could do. Maybe I'll have a go at a node though, might be a fun diversion.

Regards,

Jo
How'd that "go" at that node go Mr. Meder?
I for one would much rather have a simplified option like your Water Works plugin from the TC days. While I understand that this (and more) can be achieved with the dreaded blue function nodes.. not all of us (speaking for myself) have ever or will ever be good at Trigonometry or Math. So simplicity would be king in this case.
I know I can search the forums and find answers but I can also have perfectly good example scene files shared with me. The minute I plug those nodes in to my scene the whole system breaks. I can either get no shore foam at all or I get it everywhere on the water except an area between the land and where the foam to eternity starts. That small area where the foam isn't... is in fact where the foam should be.

I've tried all inverse blue nodes hoping to luck out and invert to the shore and it just turns all foam off.
So until this finally (if ever) makes the priority list in Terragen it's going to be serene, waveless water for me. :) Fingers crossed that one day...

Dune

I don't know if this is a reply to Bob (I just see a large quote), but Bob has died years ago. Very nice guy, and still missed.