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Make a Water Shader in Cinema 4D

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Make a Water Shader in Cinema 4D

Forget Realflow… save yourself a couple grand. This INCREDIBLY detailed tutorial will walk you through the basics of creating an advanced ocean shader from scratch in Cinema 4D. You’ll learn about many of the texture channels, how to stack effect shaders, using layers, fresnel, and more. From there, you’ll see how to get realistic rolling waves that you can actually attach objects to so they float and bob up and down on the water.

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Make a Water Shader in Cinema 4D

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Goals

  • Make a custom water shader
  • Animate an ocean

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