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    Arrete (sp) Vintage Ocean Plug-in?

    I had a great plugin, I believe called Arrete, for creating really nice ocean effects back around the turn
    of the century. Amazing I can’t seem to find any reference of it now...especially since I believe
    it was used extensively on Titanic.
    One of the key features I need now, that it did very well, is rendering objects underwater or partly under
    water as seen from above the water. It also had a very cool “bob” feature that could be assigned to objects
    to make them actually bob and move on the surface with the water movements.

    I have the HOT plugin but can’t seem to get anything close to the effects I need above.
    I’m a Mac user and the Realflow solution doesn’t seem to exist on the Mac.

    Any ideas or advice greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,

    Carl

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    Looks like it's only available in Win32 for SoftImage:

    http://www.softimageblog.com/archives/504

    There's a pointer to the 32-bit addon in that blog entry.

    mTp

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    I think it is no more available for Lightwave, and you have to go with what you had..since you had it, if you haven´t got it ..then I think it´s doomed.
    Agreed ..it had very nice ocean shading with murky settings and especially what was partly under the water, and could do large oceans as well.
    Part of digital nature tools, which also did some sky stuff for Lightwave.

    it´s arete..not arrete though
    I think it was used for oceans in "the truman show" and " titanic" and "cast away" I also think it did some sky and clouds for "cast away"
    which main version they used, softimage, lightwave, or maya..I do not know though.

    http://www.cgw.com/Publications/CGW/...umes-7-00.aspx

    qouting...
    "The Nature FX and Lightwave was used in Deep Blue Sea. It's the Arete Plugin for Softimage ported to Lightwave.
    Remember to click play.
    http://flashfilmworks.com/d-deep-blue.htm

    Some more info from Don J. Myers web site.
    http://www.donjmyers.com/
    http://www.donjmyers.com/images/main...rdian_test.jpg
    http://www.donjmyers.com/images/main...uaticaside.jpg
    http://www.donjmyers.com/images/main...ueseahires.jpg

    The Titanic ocean was created using the original Arete/Softimage Nature FX version.
    http://www.vfxhq.com/1997/titanic-picssea.html
    http://www.vfxhq.com/1997/titanic-picslaunch.html
    http://www.softimageblog.com/archives/504
    On the other hand. No matter how much I care for Nature FX, it is nothing compare to what Houdini can bring to the table.


    Reco "

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    Yeah, it's really a shame nobody took over the various Digital Realities / Arete plugins for Lightwave, they were quite useful.
    John W.
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    Thanks all. Great info. On to another solution...

    Carl

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwiede View Post
    Yeah, it's really a shame nobody took over the various Digital Realities / Arete plugins for Lightwave, they were quite useful.
    The programmer, Dave Vrba, is at NT these days...
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