The advanced students in my class are about to animate the dual paddle wheel steamboat 3D model that I gave them. I'm wondering if it is possible to attach a 'V' shaped wake behind it, perhaps on a different layer, and animate it across the water that they created. I want to be able to position the camera on the stern of the ship and look aft in the animation and also to be able to see the ship from a distance with the wake behind it.
Any help would be appreciated. The photo seen here is a screen capture showing the Planter Steamship on the ocean. It was rendered by one of my best students. Of course this is a preliminary phase.