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How to create and animate the water reflection (Caustics) on an object?

What is the best method to create this kind of reflection and how to animate it?
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Creating beautiful caustics in Cycles [duplicate]

After seeing the results obtained with LuxRender on this page, I was curious to try and reproduce beautiful caustics in Cycles such as these: I created a scene and added some lights, following the ...
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How to fake reflective caustics in Cycles?

I have learned how to fake refractive caustics, but I still want to know how to fake reflective ones. Like the ones in the picture. Is it the Light Path node?
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Glass / jelly material speckled with fireflies

I'm working on an animation where a cube of jelly falls from the sky (it's best not to think too hard about it). . Here's frame 45: There are loads of speckles, which I've learned are called "...
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what is a good caustics rendering engine for noise?

looking into doing a few renders with caustics underwater, with paper, I've done Lux render, but it feels like it never seems to clear of noise, and the denoise engine included does not make a ...