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Kevin Medal
Water /Ocean Simulation
on Nov 13, 2008 at 8:15:17 pm

Here's my art project in a nutshell:

The desired:

I need to create a 27' X 27' Foot (bulletin size) image panel of an oceans surface..as realistic as possible..(with waves, light reflections, from bird's eye etc.) I'd like for it to look as hi res as I can get it,(think if the ocean could be scanned in hi res). I've experimented with different possibilities from using stock images(bad idea but good for reference), to using filters in Photoshop. Initially, I found a great plug-in in After Effects called "Psunami." It does a great job, but even when outputting at the highest res(from a video program) from AE, it doesn't give me the res I will need to blow this image up 27" X 27".

I then started to look for water simulation plug-ins in Photoshop but only found a plug-in called Aurora, which does an ok job, and Flood from Flaming Pear, which looks fake.. and am wondering if anyone knows of a better 3rd party plugin for this or perhaps info on doing this entirely another way. I've thought of 3d as a possibility, but I still wouldn't know how to output such a hi res image from a 3D application, unless I do it in parts, which would take forever, and would make it virtually impossible to work on composing it afterwards in Photoshop(or adding other graphic elements to it). Any thoughts?..Your input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Kevin

Kevin Medal


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Richard Williams
Re: Water /Ocean Simulation
on Nov 15, 2008 at 2:02:48 pm

have you tied the adobe echange? I have just done a search for photoshop and there are 175 different pulg ins/action and brushes funder the title of water... take a look at
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?searchfield=water&search_ex...

Let us know if they are any good...?



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Kevin Medal
Re: Water /Ocean Simulation
on Nov 15, 2008 at 7:05:45 pm

Thanks for the input. Checked em all out, but I don't think they'll do the trick. They all look pretty standard as far as freeware plugins go,..ripples and color blobs that don't really simulate water realistically. There's a couple of PS brushes that look interesting but they are only for Windows. I am thinking that getting hi res stock images and maybe creating a pattern from it or something. I'd like for it to look more like this:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1279/...

and this:


http://www.cgtutorials.com/oneadmin/_files/linksdir/1932_http___http://www.pekaro.de_blender_water_water_tutorial.html.jpg


Thanks again


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Richard Williams
Re: Water /Ocean Simulation
on Nov 15, 2008 at 8:56:46 pm

ok, well i am suprised as i tried this
http://textures.z7server.com/save_all_textures.php?type=3

installed them as patterns and put it on a page and i thought it looked really good, especially the 4th one in the zipped pack downloaded...

Hope you get on ok with this



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