View Full Version : Floating Over Waves
June 15th, 2001, 10:20 AM
Is it possible in Max 3.1 to have an object float over waves. I've created a sea surface using a plane and would like to have a ship react to the waves.
Anyone have any ideas?
June 15th, 2001, 02:55 PM
you could use the Ripple Modifier, change the gizmo's position to change the source of the ripples. They'll only be circular though, that's anoying, but maybe you can apply a noise mod to distort them a bit on the x and y axis'.
June 16th, 2001, 01:06 AM
You could also use multiple Ripple emmitters with a low amplitude to give the waves a bit of the ramdomness that ocean waves have.
June 16th, 2001, 08:22 PM
You can follow a modified version of this tutorial:
June 17th, 2001, 06:13 AM
That link's dead Vertigo. :(
June 20th, 2001, 10:55 AM
it worked for me D
mebby they were having server probs when u tried
June 20th, 2001, 12:04 PM
Must have been, cause it works fine now.
June 22nd, 2001, 03:22 AM
No, what I'm trying to do is have the ship react to the waves. So as a wave passes the ship, the shop rolls with it.
The path tutorial gives me an idea though. I'm not sure that it'll work, but it won't hurt to try.
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