View Full Version : FXWars! THE OCEAN: Nelsig

02 February 2006, 10:32 AM

I'm in the open ocean - storm

I'll give me the challenge to recreate a perfect storm like scene... without plugins or fluid... just blendshapes and particles !

02 February 2006, 01:29 PM
I did this quick model of the andrea gail in one hour... will not go further as the ship will be very small on screen

02 February 2006, 05:26 PM
a quick test with a nurbs and ocean shader without displacement

02 February 2006, 04:39 PM
Great ONE! this is gonna be my entry to watch!
How do you plan on creating the stormy clouds?

02 February 2006, 11:16 AM
Thank you...

I don't realy know for now... I certainly will use 2d sprites ! or waterSpray shooted on a black screen :)

02 February 2006, 10:10 PM

after some tests... I found the way to create the foam blown by wind with a softbodies nurbs plane emitting particles with a texture... sorry the movies are not the same ratio as my playblasts

here's the playblast link (

have to apply the results to my scene (

any feedback welcome

02 February 2006, 10:15 PM
now thats what i call good stuff!

02 February 2006, 04:44 AM
thats looking real good great job there.

02 February 2006, 07:29 AM
thanks a lot... I would like to go further, but I didn't find the way to emit particles from peaks, but I think the illusion is ok... If I knew C++ and mel would be so easy ! :sad:

03 March 2006, 05:52 PM

I didn't have time to continue working on the FXWar until yesterday... I made quick renders with hardware rendering

I probably will not have time to finish it, but try to work this evening on it...

here's a first compositing sorry it's an MP4 file (



03 March 2006, 08:05 PM
I like your entry a lot.

Ok my advice so you can keep your sanity.

Render what you have at 640 x 400 resolution with no transparency.

That should be good enogh for this contest.


03 March 2006, 09:53 PM
I really like your entry but there's one thing that you could fix and that's the wave the boat is on. I think the motion of wave isn't believable because I think the wave should have gone passed the boat way earlier or move a little bit faster.

But I'll defenetaly be wathching your thread for updates and hopefully you can finish it :)

03 March 2006, 01:19 PM
many thanks for your feedbacks... I will not have time to recreate animation of the wave... would like to, but time is not with me... would like to add some fog, rain and foam around the boat...

best regards


03 March 2006, 12:29 AM

another update !

still a lot of rotoscoping on particles layers... as you can see I have boat as mask on rain :(

and here is the mp4 file (

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