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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.

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    $\begingroup$ this could be done with dynamic paint $\endgroup$
    – Chebhou
    Commented Mar 4, 2015 at 19:32
  • $\begingroup$ lesterbanks.com/2012/02/… $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Commented Mar 4, 2015 at 19:49

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this effect can be achieved using the dynamic paint as in the following setup :

  • select the boat and add dynamic_paint in properties->physics and click add brush ( you may want to use a simple invisible cube instead of the real boat )

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  • select the sea and add dynamic paint and click add canvas with the following settings :

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this the modifiers used for the sea :

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  • bake the simulation , this is the result :

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