Water effect

Water effect

Post by Perso » Thu, 20 Nov 2003 15:12:09

Anyone know how they created the water effect at http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Water effect

Post by urami » Thu, 20 Nov 2003 16:00:30

they use video , it could as well be done with frame by frame images sequence.
Water as such in flash would be way too CPU intensive. The precise move of thousands of
particles would kill most of the computers , not to mention beside water run other content. The best , fastest and inexpensive is images sequence.

i did not check but I believe you can buy water videos at Bigshotmedia.com
I use to buy lots of video for my projects from their site .




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Post by Kevin L. B » Thu, 20 Nov 2003 23:19:22

Interesting. I don't think this is a video sequence. When I look at this I
see two things going on.

1. I see an image (be it vector or bitmap or whatever) moving from right to
left across the screen.

2. On top of that I see another image being rotated counter-clockwise.

Pretty realistic effect if you don't look at it too long.


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Post by Kevin L. B » Fri, 21 Nov 2003 21:50:21

I retract that last post. It is a video sequence.



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Post by garyzer » Fri, 21 Nov 2003 22:17:26

I think you can do water effects in the program called Swish MAX. http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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Post by secfootbal » Sat, 25 Feb 2006 22:57:54

at www.drugreturns.com, in the top left of the body there is an image with
water in the background. i want to add motion to the image. motion as in, the
ripples moving randomly as if you were looking at a pool or skimming across the
water in a boat. i have tried the skimming effect, but by the time i modify the
water image so it loops seemlessly, it doesnt really look like real water
anymore. any ideas would be greatly appreciated. http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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Post by urami » Sun, 26 Feb 2006 02:00:59

We have a tricks to fake ripples but for this particualr water which has kind of
perspective look on the wave, this effect looks just way off.
It's basically masking and a 3 copies of the image slightly offet from each other
making an impressive like the water is moving.
Good if use for the Bird View, your effect would be better if using actual animated water sequence.
Sometimes I do these in After Effects. There is a plugin call PSUNAMI which does really cool
water effect. Than if you really need something very realistic, MAYA is the way to go.
I don't have the skills in Maya to do it but I know people who do.
I buy from them number of effects, water and clouds. You may find something useful there.



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Post by secfootbal » Sun, 26 Feb 2006 04:46:49

thanks urami and atek.

i am using mx2004 pro, and the blur effect doesnt look right.

urami, i havent checked out your suggestion yet. after i posted this morning,
i animated the image using a video clip. it looks very good but is 184kb, so i
will check out your suggestions. i am a little hesitant because i dont consider
myself an advanced user yet, but what better way to become one right!

thanks again! still working on it...

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Post by wynterai » Mon, 06 Mar 2006 12:28:07

go to featuredfilms.net and tell me if this is what you are talking about. It's
my site but i haven't had much time to work on it but I too had problems trying
to get the perfect water effect. If this is what you want then I can link you
the plugin for it. I don't get a chance to come on and check for replies but
you can reach me at XXXX@XXXXX.COM

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Post by drew3 » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 12:26:58

Hi I'm new to the forum :)

I've got my first job in flash as a *** r working for somebody and I've
run into a problem.

I'm expected to do windscreen wipers going back and forth and water spraying
against the screen, as if your looking from the inside of a car outwards.

The windscreen wipers have to push the water and I'm completely lost here
because I don't know how to do water in Flash.

I have done the windscreen wipers and they are animated going back and forth
but I need to know how to do the water.

If somebody could please help me out here, you would be a life saver

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Post by Pipe » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 19:58:19

That sounds pretty complicated...

I guess one way to do it would be to create one layer where you
continuously draw droplets on the screen, then use an animated mask to
conceal the droplets in the area where the wipers are moving.

There's no obvious way to achieve any effect whereby the water is
pushed. To do that you'd be needing some fairly heavy displacement map
stuff (look into displacement maps and the BitmapData object if you're
interested in pursuing that avenue).


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Post by alanwallac » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 21:41:59

Im not an expert with animation but if i was in this situation i would
concentate on spots of water gathering on the screen rather than large amounts
of it.
Anyway, have you searched for tutorials?
Pop something like "water effect in flash tutorial" into google and see what
Hope this helps.

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Post by BrianDP197 » Fri, 08 Jun 2007 05:54:07

Does anyone know how to reproduce the water effect used in this website:


Is it accomplished using Flash alone or is it just a rendered loop composited
in a 3D application such as 3dsMax and then embedded on the page?

There are multiple possible scenes on the website. The one I am trying to
emulate is the one depicting what seems to be a very sunny day (i.e. you can
slightly see through the very blue water).

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Post by EasyLance » Fri, 08 Jun 2007 06:27:39

I'd say it's been accomplished using Adobe After Effects with the Psunami &
Aurora Plugins.

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Post by BrianDP197 » Fri, 08 Jun 2007 07:04:59

I see. I was hoping it was possible to do without expensive patches and software but I guess not. Thanks.