View Full Version : Faked Caustics, possible?
02-14-2005, 02:09 PM
I am doing an underwater animation, that carp again, and to get nice caustic appearing from above I am having to use at least 8000000 photons and a displaced surface to shine through. This is going to take WAY too long to render does anyone have a good preset to use as a light gel? I have tried a few noises but don't get a convincing light!
02-14-2005, 02:16 PM
There's a little free program called Caustics Generator (or something like that) - it generates water caustic patterns, even animated ones..... can't remember where i found it, you'll have to do some googling.
02-14-2005, 02:36 PM
yeah, that free caustics generator is a little baby. used it numerous times :)
02-14-2005, 03:58 PM
Maybe you could use cinema to 'generate' a caustic image on a simple scene then use it as a light gel.
02-14-2005, 09:47 PM
I am dowloading as we speak! After all the playing I've done in the last week I never though to use a plain black plane with caustic on it and us it as alight gel.....hmmm. I anted to use caustics on my carp anim, part one, which you can see at http://www.neilyb.de/nbdesign/animation/animation.html (flash 6, 350k)
02-15-2005, 10:07 PM
Downloaded this little program, a bit tricky to get started with the settings...but it rocks!
02-15-2006, 11:00 PM
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