fake foam pt. II

Started by child@play, April 06, 2008, 06:40:13 pm

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child@play

hi,

don't have much time with the software, but i stumbled upon a (maybe new) way to fake foam on water.

the water's surface layer is limited by slope, 5 max, and 2 fuzzy, have fun =)
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rcallicotte

SWEET!

Where have  you been, ol' champ?
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child@play

work mate, almost too much. but it bought me a new render machine, laptop, so i can work a bit while at work :D

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rcallicotte

Enjoy life.  You only get one.  And I know we need to work.  So, anyway, BLAST OFF!!!
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child@play

yeah, i'm still working for a living, and not the other way round :D

i'm pretty confident that i'll be having more spare time in the future
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peejay

thanks for sharing - this looks great
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bobbystahr

beauty mate...been trying to stumble my way thru the sea foam issue with zero luck. This looks extremly promising..many thanks.. ...
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child@play

this is more flexible than i thought, you can easily change the foam's color by adding a color pf as the surface layers coloring function. green foam anyone ? ;) oil on water maybe :D

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PG

Any way to restrict this to a few meters from the terrain?
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child@play

Quote from: PG on April 12, 2008, 06:59:22 pm
Any way to restrict this to a few meters from the terrain?


yep, just adjust the surface layers settings accordingly, either you do so via slope and/or height restrictions
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PG

but there's no altitude difference between the shore and the middle of the water, also the slope only restricts it to sections of the wave, so I still end up with soapy foam too far out, maybe masking is the only option.
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child@play

April 13, 2008, 08:21:15 am #13 Last Edit: April 13, 2008, 08:23:18 am by child@play
just running a quick test with distance shader, looks promising. here's the adjusted tgd and a preview shot.
you should be able to adjust the foam now by playing with the distance shaders settings


p.s.: sorry for the messy .tgd
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PG

Would that only work with shots where the camera is close to the shoreline though? Here's what I've got so far, I only want the foam to soften up some of the hard water edges. It's already done that to a greater extent but I now want to restrict the spread a bit. As you can see from the render the foam just goes in a kind of straight line down the water.
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