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Tutorial: How to make a realistic sea using Cycles


Peter Draculic posted a video tutorial on Youtube demonstrating how to generate a texture driven realistic seawater surface. He covers scene design as well as materials with Cycles and finale touch-ups with the compositor.


    • thank you for commenting,and although this is rather a matter of preference,I would suggest you to try "playing" a bit with those nodes there,especially the "Fresnel" one,(if you want you can always replace it with a "gradient texture",simply made in GIMP or Photoshop,let's say by using the Gradient Tool,at the exact image aspect ratio of the Seawater plane and then imported (Add > Texture > Image Texture) and mapped according to the UVs (or "Default" mapping)
      do try tweaking the nodes (add some Color  Gradient as I suggest at around  the end of the tutorial,give it a try ,don't judge just from the video.and I promise you >>> you will want to add this technique to your arsenal,trust me >>> you will be part of the team that knows how to win ...:-)
      Thanks again for sharing your opinion and giving me the chance to write a few words! Peter

    • thank you for commenting and,trust me,what you've just said,that you found this tutorial somewhat useful and helpful for learning composite materials,is the greatest reward for  my efforts...
      thank you for what you said about my accent as well! Peter

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