Hostile Environment

(VelikM) #1

I’ve been working on this, and need an idea as how to add heat waves rising from the surface. I’ve tried post processing in PhotoShopElements but haven’t found anything that looks convincing.

Any ideas? I want to be able to animate the sphere (sphere is a place holder for a floating research station) and have heat waves shimmering up around it.

(Bapsis) #2

Heya V,

What i would do is use a semi-transparent plane using a wave effect (Animation Button F7), along with the warp effects plugin. Very groovatious lava pic btw!!! :wink:


Blend on, and blend well!!!

(VelikM) #3

Thanks! I’ll give that a try. I’ll give a pass on the plugin though I haven’t gotten a single one to work on OS X. :frowning:

(Bapsis) #4

Well, glad that you liked my advice, tho it really wont work without using the Warp plugin. All you will get is a semi-transparent plane wobbling around your items, and it wouldn’t look good!!!

Dont know much about OS X, and not being able to use the pluginz, too bad tho. Are you sure its an OS X issue? I had to fiddle around with the warp plugin for AGES before it finally clicked and i got it to work.

And if it is the OS X, maybe you could “make a friend” who can work the plugin, and wouldnt mind adding the effect, its quite simple.
Anywayz, good luck to you and keep up the good work!!! :wink:


Blend on, and blend well!!!

(mrmunkily) #5

plugins don’t work on OSX though they do compile. Blender can’t use em yet.

(Alltaken) #6

if you have virtual pc installed then you can use the windows version of blender.

it does come at a sacrifice to performance but it may do what you want with the plugin.

i’ve tried the windows version of blender on a mac but haven’t yet tried a plugin

(VelikM) #7

I have Virtual PC5 but blender runs so slow on it that it’s not worth using for that. It may be worth trying for this though.

(paradox) #8

I like your lava and your idea. Still thinking on the heat wave effect. Maybe some particles and a lattice with RVK or wave effect on the lattice.
Looking forward to seeing more.