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mmarable
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?

Thanks
Mike

Spiller
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'.

Jason .T
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.

Vertigo1
June 16th, 2001, 08:22 PM
You can follow a modified version of this tutorial:

http://www.maxhelp.com/content/tutorials/path/path.htm

Dauntless
June 17th, 2001, 06:13 AM
That link's dead Vertigo. :(

Hito
June 20th, 2001, 10:55 AM
it worked for me D
mebby they were having server probs when u tried

Dauntless
June 20th, 2001, 12:04 PM
Must have been, cause it works fine now.

mmarable
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.

Thanks
Mike