Making ocean surfaces

Started by aircraftprofiles, May 18, 2010, 01:03:55 pm

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aircraftprofiles

Hoep i´m not spaming this forum too much ! Anyway, is there anyway to make a ocean surface ? With white foam on the top of large waves and all the waves going in the same direction ?

Dune

It is. My quickest answer would be to hit the SEARCH button, type in Ocean (and associated words), and find all the posts regarding this. But basically, if you increase the X or Z value of the seed of a Power fractal, you get stretched displacement. Attach a large, displaced, and stretched perlin PF to the water shader, and you'll have a basic ocean. If you attach another white PF (or this as a child to a non colored surface layer) between water and lake, blended by a distribution shader, you get basic 'foam' (in fact you should work on a set of PF's to get a nice pattern). Set the heights in the distribution shader. You could also use the favor heights in the surface layer. Many ways to go.

Good luck.

---Dune