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Johnno 67
11-05-2008, 05:19 PM
I need to animate Genesis 1:2 for a DVD message. It a very simple 10 sec animation but I don't know how to animate water reacting to wind, some what like a helicopter hovering over water but not so violent.

I must point out I have very limited Lightwave experience as I am a speed edit guy. If all else fail's would someone be able to send a demo scene file. I'd be happy to include you in the credits, and send you a copy of the finished DVD, that's about all I can offer.

I'd be happy with any help though.

11-05-2008, 06:09 PM
Here is a good water tutorial.

And a thread at another forum.

When you are doing the water, it is by displacement. If can figure how to tie the level of say a radial displacement to the proximity of an object (or null) it may give you what you are describing.

I hope someone with more know how chimes in, like Splinegod.

Good Luck

11-05-2008, 07:09 PM
Water plane displacement texture:
use wave texture, it is an animated texture.
create a null to use as "reference object" in the texture settings. Animate object for intensity, location of texture.

Make sure your water plane is set to subdivision "last" under the item properties panel.

Johnno 67
11-05-2008, 08:54 PM
I'll take a look at the tut, and make a start. Sorry adamredwoods, I'm not sure what your talking about, my ignorance!