View Full Version : Water morphing into object? Any ideas?

02-03-2004, 08:33 AM
Hey all! I'm relatively new at this, and working on a music video animation I came across a dilemma...

How in the world do I morph water into a different object? Im trying to make a scene where water (like an ocean or a lake) morphs into a shape of a body (think of LotR when the river had horse shapes)? I animate water using displacement and distortion maps, and it looks very real, but I cant imagine any way to change that plane into another object :p

Any ideas on how I would go about doing something like that? I dont even know where to start and what approach i should take. Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated :)


02-03-2004, 10:23 AM
Melt comes to mind.
Start with horse and 'Melt' (or is it OOZE?) forget what it's called right now, it will melt to a flat plane that you can then dissolve out at the same time you dissolve in the water plane.
Also you can start fading the horse textures to the water texture just befor the melt is complete.

Then on render, render last frame first to frame 1.
It will look as the lake is turning into the horse.

The plug-in for that was free on FLAY