View Full Version : HELP: water animation
08-05-2004, 05:05 AM
I'm new in animation and i need a fast way to create the effect of little waves an a pool surfaces, in 3dsMAX6. I don't need anything iper-realistic, just an easy way...Someone can help me? Do you know some tutorial?
This is the pool. The material is an architectural material of 3dsMAX6 with noise on bump and displace.
08-05-2004, 05:14 AM
Ah, another question:D : when I work on a scene trying to animate it, I make an attempt and than I find that nothing is working:grr: ...How can I reset the whole animation? Thanks...
08-05-2004, 07:17 AM
do you mean just basic waves? like the waves of a resting surface, or do you mean like someone jumping in?
you could try using ripple spacewarp, or just noise animated...
and with the animation going wrong question, thats actually something i woldn't mind doing mself, if i ever get anything wrong i normally just delete key frames!
hope that helps a bit..
08-05-2004, 11:54 PM
Well, I mean waves of a resting surfaces...wich parametres can I animate to have a nice effect? I've tried to animate just the position but it don't seem to be realistic...
09-05-2004, 12:07 AM
I dont have 3ds max 6 but in 3ds max 4 theres a parametric deformer called "wave"(but i think 3ds max 6 should have it) but you can just try animating the noise modifier.
Just play with the settings/parameters and you should get a nice effect....
10-05-2004, 03:56 AM
i agree with chokin'
animated noise does give a really nice effect, and its simple too.
its just a tick box in the noise modifier panel
10-05-2004, 05:23 AM
I'm trying to animate the phase of the noise that I put in the bump slot and it seems to be quite good
10-05-2004, 06:40 AM
thats a good idea, but the bump isn't geometry so it might not be as good? could be though, post a clip so we can see what it looks like
i meant actually giving the geometry your using(box or whatever) as the water a noise modifier and animating that.
are you going to have anything else in the scene? looks quite empty
10-05-2004, 08:26 PM
Yes i'm going to add something at the scene but just few things, it must be a video to show this apartament.
When I finish the animation I'll post it but I need to find a mirror or something else. Maybe it' time to take some MB on Internet:p
11-05-2004, 12:09 AM
tell ma about it! do you know anywhere were you can get free webspace? its such an arse not having any!
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