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Questions tagged [ocean-simulation]

Questions about Blenders built in Ocean Simulation modifier. The Ocean Modifier is used to generate a series of images which are used to deform a mesh to emulate moving water.

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Ocean Foams How Can I Do İt

How can I make these foams while the ship is moving? I'm trying with the Dynamic Paint feature, but it doesn't work the way I want.
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How to cut plane/ocean modifier?

I am looking to clip the plane created by the ocean modifier - as a boolean modifier would do. This method worked well with a terrain with a simplier shape and only one dam. The end result sould be ...
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Convert Mantaflow or other sims to mesh/get specific frame from sim?

Is there a way to convert simulations into mesh? Freeze on a specific frame you like, bake it/convert it to geometry so you can 3D print it? I'm asking specifically about water.
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Blender ball simulation question!

Do you know Maxim Zhestkov's artistic motion things? https://youtu.be/NY4TGDP4C54 I'd like to make some alive balls like this link Is it possible to make it in blender? I have the plan that balls ...
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problem with the ocean modifier, black reflection

I try to integrate a terrain with an heightmap in a middle of the ocean. aside the scale of the waves, I would like to fix this dark reflection, I don't know what it possibly could be, again ...
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Can I make the ocean modifier less repetitive?

I have a simple plane with the ocean modifier on it. When I turn the "Repeat X" and "Repeat Y" settings up to make the ocean larger, it just duplicates the same exact pattern out ...
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How do create an moving ocean and object foam loop without moving my object?

I created an ocean simulation including bow and side foam but problem is that I can't make a very large ocean as the scene sequence requires the ship to move for a long time. Is there any way I can ...
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How to get ocean displacement waves?

I'm working on a scene where a ship moves in the ocean. But I'm not getting bow displacement waves. Minor rendering errors are present. Here are the settings for dynamic paint waves (brush): I've ...
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How to extract foam layer data?

I wanted to use ocean foam data somewhere else but I cannot find ways to get it out of the .blend file instead of appending the whole object. If there are any ways please tell. Trying to use this data ...
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Bake single frame of ocean modifier into texture

I am new to blender and I would like to know if it is possible to bake a single keyframe of the ocean modifier into an image. The goal then would be to export the mesh created with the ocean modifier ...
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Why there are black patches visible in fluid simulation?

I created a fluid simulation that imitates a ship moving, creates splashes, and displaces water. I made this scene in a large-scale ocean and I've cleverly made it to imitate that the splashes that ...
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Ocean scene - Why my rendered image is not similar to the viewport preview?

I am trying to make an ocean scene but when I render it, it is not similar that preview in camera view mode and I do not know what to do in order to fix this. Blender file link for your reference: ...
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Dynamic Paint Baking doesn't work correctly

i have a ship that sails on an ocean. Using Dynamic Paint, this ship leaves a trail of paint on the ocean and makes some waves which then dissolves after a few seconds. The ship is set as a brush and ...
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How to use spray in ocean modifier

ocean modifier after blender 2.90 has a new feature called the spray in foam subpanel,and I have no idea how to use the spray direction map it gives me.
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Ocean looks real close, but plasticy and undetailed when far. Can't find setting for this

I re-asked this question and added all necessary files and images, so its more clear what my problem is: now u can download the textures and blend file and render and see what i'm talking about :) I ...
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Ocean Modifier with foam when using Displacement Map

I created an ocean according to the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwJrb3vjAaA It worked fine, but now I want to create a more stormy ocean with foam too. The ocean works with a ...
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Manipulating a volume cube via it's mesh -- Volume remains unaffected

Attempting to manipulate a volume cube by manipulating the mesh. I've subdived / pinned the top face of the mesh to an ocean sim with a shrinkwrap (trying to simulate an underwater volume so I can pan ...
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Mantaflow doesn't interact properly with Effector (Ship) when using Copy Location

I have a ship that sails on the water. So that the ship floats correctly on the water, I tied it to a plane using a copy location, which takes the water movements with it using a shrink wrap. Now I ...
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How to make ocean waves move towards a central point (Concentric Waves)

I have a basic island and I want the ocean to move towards the island from all sides, but I want it to look natural. How can I make all the waves blend together around the island, but all going ...
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Smoke from ship's chimney Smoke should move with the ship

I want the smoke from the chimney to move along with the ship. With "Copy Location" and "Offset" checked, I can position it accordingly and the smoke goes with it. Now I would like ...
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Problem with Baking Dynamic Paint with Ocean modifier

I've got problem with baking Dynamic paint which I use to make wave from Brush object and foam trail from it. And I use Ocean modifier This is how it looks in viewport without baking, it should look ...
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Dynamic Paint Ocean with Shrinkwrap

This is close to the common ocean + dyn. paint problem but i wanted to take it a step further unfortunately. So i want to create an animation with several floating ships that travel along their paths. ...
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Blender Motion Blur deactivation for certain objects doesn´t work

if I have set Motion Blur for rendering and deactivate it for a certain object in the object properties, the object is still blurred. The scene is a tracking shot from behind towards a boat that is ...
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Why are my ocean/glass shaders not being rendered properly?

I am very confused about my rendering output. I'm working on a scene with an ocean modifier used on a plane. I also attached a simple Glass BSDF to it to achieve the desired appearance. In the "...
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Blender Brush doesn´t work in Ocean Modifier

I just get stuck with what is actually probably a simple matter. I'm relatively new to Blender, so maybe I just overlooked something small here. I have a ship on an ocean that should leave a trail in ...
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How to make a lagoon?

Does anyone have an idea how to make ocean like this? I tried to add a plane under ocean modifier but it doesn't seem to work at all, because of volumetric water shader it is super noisy and it looks ...
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Microdisplacement Ocean Modifier Dicing Artefact on Adaptive Subdivision

hay , i recently learn to make large ocean using displacement from baking ocean modifier, but i have problem issue with the dicing artefact. i already try to play with dicing rate 1px-4px. but the ...
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need help making wave breaking look real with ocean modifier - using vertex weight or pointiness maybe?

I am using the ocean modifier along with some interesting arrangement of modifiers to make it look like its breaking on a beach. I'm actually quite pleased with the way it looks..but I want to try to ...
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Hide an object from reflecting in the ocean modifier using nodes

I asked this question the other day and it got closed as being a duplicate. The answer that I was directed to did help, but didn't solve the full problem. To clarify, I followed this answer which did ...
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Hide an object from reflecting in the ocean modifier [duplicate]

I'm new to Blender and just following a tutorial. I wanted to put a bit of my own stamp on it and got this grid set up at the top to give it an 80s vibe: But its making a mess of my ocean. I want to ...
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why won't my object move in the render

I have made my first Blender render. I've modelled an AtoN (a green bouy). In layout in moves on the waves, and the light flashes correctly. Whe I render in Cycles (GPU compute) or in Eevee: the ...
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Ultra bright points of light randomly appearing

I've been trying to create a stormy ocean with lightning, but there are a few random superbright pixels that blow up when I enable fog glow. I've tried turning the threshold to 1000, and they still ...
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Is it possible to apply ocean modifier for only one face of geometry?

I was trying to recreate this illustration with my limited knowledge. And while doing that I tried to follow some tutorials. In one of the tutorials, the animation done with ocean modifier and ...
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When i bake the mesh on domain, i want to see the waters mesh NOT the shape of the domain mesh, how can i fix this?

So I want to color my fluids on the eevee engine and when I click "bake mesh" when having only the domain selected, instead of giving me a fluid mesh so i can chose the material for the ...
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How can i loop foam on the ocean modifier in blender 2.8

for a while I have been trying to make a seamlessly looping ocean modifier animation and as far as the geometry goes I have a perfect loop, however, I have not been able to seamlessly loop the ...
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How can I accomplish, that the surface of the Ocean modifier isn't shown on the inside of a drifting transparent bottle?

I'm trying to make an animation that shows multiple transparent bottles(which I used the solidify modifier on), that are swimming in the Sea(a normal ocean modifier surface). On the inside of the ...
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Help in getting color on an ocean modifier plane with solidify

I've managed to find some tips on the forum on making an ocean by using a plance + ocean + solidify But I can only color the upper surface while i want the "depth\volume" of the ocean to ...
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Ocean plane shader with transparency

I've made this ocean scene following a tutorial. I want the shader to be transparent so I can see sharks or whatever though the water. But adding transmission doesn't seem to work. And since it's a ...
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Ocean with mirror cube

Im trying to recreate the attached effect. I have the ocean and a reflective cube down (as you can see on the attached image). But im struggling with the material of the cube and making the ocean a ...
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Can't add keyframe to material displacement node

I usually go into timeline, select the frame, then into my material node editor, hover the parameter i want to keyframe and press i. This works for the first keyframe, but when I try to input a second ...
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Ocean modifier value cant be keyframed

I'm trying to animate the ocean modifier and I really want to use the direction value. For some reason It does not seem like it can be keyframed, is there any way to keyframe the value or a workaround?...
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Export ocean waves simulation to Unreal?

I'm trying to create a photorealistic scene: a lighthouse on a small rocky island, surrounded by ocean in Blender. My ultimate goal is to export my ocean into Unreal so I can have realistic waves ...
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Procedural generation of terrain/waves based strictly on perlin noise?

So basically I'm trying to make some waves (like an ocean) based strictly on perlin noise where I can control the seed and scalar and stuff. It has to be exact because my goal is to export it into a ...
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How to keyframe Ocean Modifier Resolution?

Is it possible to keyframe the resolution of the ocean modifier if so?! How? I'm trying to create a land that will wave like its been hit by an earthquake...
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Rendering ocean scene, but ends up as a cube

I am new to blender, and I am trying to render my animated ocean scene. However, when I render only the cube I started with is visible, not the ocean. And the cube does not show in my viewport. Any ...
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FlipFluids & Ocean modifier as displacement. Baked frames in 3D view show all movements but rendered animation not. Manual keyframe ok. Any solution?

I have created a FlipFluids simulation in Blender 2.81 ( 2019-11-25 21:45) and added an Ocean modifier in displacement mode to the fluid_surface. Then I have baked the complete sim from within ...
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Point lights, not reflecting on ocean?

I have an ocean at night and would like to put lights shining across the waves or on them etc, but all lights work fine except the "point" lights that I am trying to use. Why would only point lights ...
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how to make the ocean not flat

I wanna make the ocean not flat, it's like the real ocean had a surface and seabed, I keep searching for the tutorial but I don't find any.
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how to make ocean with depth

I'm trying to make ocean but I cant to make the ocean had that feeling of depth
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Object floating on heavy sea - how to make shocking rotation less sensitive?

So I have an object floating on a heavy sea. How to make it a bit less sensitive to sudden rotation and location changes, and make it look more fluid instead? I used the technique such as described ...
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