How can I add a deformation to my mesh to look like ocean water ripples? Something like this: https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/textures/natural-textures/ocean-displacement-map-6 In the example they are using a displacement map, I want to actually modify the mesh cuz I need to 3D print it

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    $\begingroup$ You can use the displace modifier if you want an image texture to drive the displacement. $\endgroup$ Aug 3 at 20:07
  • $\begingroup$ You can also use the Ocean modifier $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Aug 3 at 20:29

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Have a look at the Ocean Modifier docs. When you are done tweaking, apply the modifier and you have a real deformed mesh. With the option Geometry > Generate it will create a new plane, but with Geometry > Displace you can create the waves on the given mesh. Just be aware that in this case it needs enough resolution to work well.

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