Nature - Simple Animated Ocean

By

Pat Connelly

ocean1.jpg (94803 bytes)

Simple Ocean Animation

  • 320 X 240 Mpeg Animation
  • 2 objects - 1 ground and 1 perfect sphere with the AAsky texture for the background.
  • There is a little global fog as Gary suggested to add a little depth.

 

 

Ocean Object

  • Base Color 43 73 139, hardness 148, specular 255, reflectivity and filter are 0

  • Textures - two applications of RJJNoiseBump, though any fractal noise texture should work.

Bump Texture 1 - Large waves - Flat

  • Bumps - height -0.69, top clip 1.00, bottom clip 1.00, octaves 0

  • Parameters - Frequency 1.00, phase 0, turbulence 0, octaves 6, scale 32, noise 0

  • The clip is the important factor as you want smooth non-bumpy areas alternating with bumps/ depressions in the other areas

flat_large.jpg (7457 bytes)

Bump Texture 1 - Large waves - Turb

  • Bumps - height -0.69, top clip 1.00, bottom clip 0.75, octaves 0

  • Parameters - Frequency 1.00, phase 0, turbulence 5, octaves 6, scale 32, noise 0

  • I played with the settings until I the wave movement seemed appropriated.  Notice no flat areas.

turb_large.jpg (8703 bytes)

Bump Texture 2 - Small waves - Flat

  • Bumps - height 0.29, top clip 1.00, bottom clip 0, octaves 6

  • Parameters - Frequency 1.00, phase 0, turbulence 0, octaves 2, scale 0, noise 0

  • Just play with the settings until you get the look you want.

flat_small.jpg (16788 bytes)

Bump Texture 2 - Small waves - Turb

  • Bumps - height -0.15, top clip 1.00, bottom clip 0, octaves 6

  • Parameters - Frequency 1.00, phase 0, turbulence 0.5, octaves 2, scale 11, noise 0

  • Too much turbulence seemed to swirl the pattern too much.

turb_small.jpg (13077 bytes)

Stage Animation

  • Morph between the flat state and the turbulent state over 60 frames.

 

 

 


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