I have been trying to replicate this great trick in a newer project.

It worked perfectly fine in earlier versions of Blender, but unfortunately doesn't seem to work anymore in 3.1.

Can this easy ripples effect be replicated, or is there another simple way of creating ripples?

  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps it uses some addon that is out of date. $\endgroup$ Apr 13, 2022 at 19:51
  • $\begingroup$ It seems relatively to the native version of blender and only uses Wave modifier, Dynamic Paint and that's it. See if you can replicate it in 3.1 and how, I would be interested - thanks $\endgroup$ Apr 13, 2022 at 19:55
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    $\begingroup$ Still seems to work you likely missed a step. $\endgroup$
    – Ratt
    Apr 13, 2022 at 20:16
  • $\begingroup$ @Ratt as soon as I add the waves modifier the plane bounces up and down and looks like a sphere cut in half $\endgroup$ Apr 13, 2022 at 20:18
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    $\begingroup$ I think the plane in the video was scaled up and then had it's scale applied before the recording started. $\endgroup$
    – Hulifier
    Apr 13, 2022 at 20:34

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Settings for confirmation:

Objects: 1 plane ~100,000 faces 1 uv sphere

modifier stack on plane:


physics dynamic paint


sphere particle system


sphere dynamic paint




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