"Bandit521" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:o7oHb.477462$Dw6.1402131@attbi_s02...
> Where would one begin to look (either in the manual or online) to learn
> how to make water interact with an object. I want to show a boat
> traveling through water leaving a wake. Im guessing motion designer and
> collisions of some sort. Is there a plugin that would make this easier
> to accomplish?
You /can/ do this in vanilla LW surely in various different
ways including layered displacement seq. maps in combo with
HVs or as you're thinking MD...
But if you have a budget it might be worth it to invest in
RealWave http://www.nextlimit.com/ which will cut your
production time to a fraction and probably produce a better
looking effect. They have a 30day evaluation option (full
function demo) on thier site for DL.
other links and info include:
(TruArts Waves) http://www.trueart.pl/?URIType=Directory&URI=Shop
(FI's Flabby) http://www2.ocn.ne.jp/~fis_junk/plug/win/fisflabby-i-0_2_2.zip