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How can I create a large-size water cuastics texture for animation?


Question

I'm really having a hard time trying to find SOMETHING on how to create a fairly decent water caustics effect for an animation. The only thing I've found is a program that generates textures for me (Caustic Generator), however with the free version of this tool the textures max out at 512px. I'm trying to get something like this:

Water Caustics

Absolutely any help would be really appreciated. I own Adobe Creative Suite.

2012/01/02
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1/2/2012 1:21:00 AM

Try using the techniques showed here but instead of drawing the first shape, use Texture -> Mosaic Tiles (Use a large tile size and select stained glass) to get your starting shape.

If you actually want to create animated water caustics you are better off using Flash or some animation program and using a constantly changing Perlin Noise filter as a displacement map

2011/11/29
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11/29/2011 12:08:00 AM