# Animated Boolean Problem

 03 March 2013 #1 Ritzel New Member Stefan Füssinger Germany   Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 12 Animated Boolean Problem Hi, I know booleans are horrible, but i couldn’t see another way to achieve what I wanted… I have a Maya Ocean. There is a tiny boat swimming through it. But the water is inside the boat. So I decided to make a boolean hole in the ocean plane with a sphere. I parentet the sphere to my boat and everything worked great in the Viewport. But when I batchrender, the hole is not moving constantly. This is how it looks in the Viewport: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12152502/____test_1.mov This is the batch rendered preview: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12152502/Rudder_test.mov Disregard the size of the hole… just testing. Do you know the reason? Or maybe another way to make the water inside the boat invisible? Thanks Stefan __________________ I´m still beginner, but i always try to be very critic, even if i couldnt do it better. And this is how i want you to treat me too. share quote
 04 April 2013 #2 Ritzel New Member Stefan Füssinger Germany   Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 12 no one can help me? __________________ I´m still beginner, but i always try to be very critic, even if i couldnt do it better. And this is how i want you to treat me too. share quote
 04 April 2013 #3 Zhbdcafe MayaArtist portfolio Zahid Hasan Zitu No Sylhet, Bangladesh   Join Date: Jul 2012 Posts: 171 If you dont want to see the water inside the boat don't try to use booleans, that is a buggy thing in maya and inappropriate for this task (i think). Try some render tricks. Render your ocean and boat seperately. Then do some shadow passes for the boat. Finally composite them in your favourite composition package. Last edited by Zhbdcafe : 04 April 2013 at 02:21 PM. share quote
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