I have been trying to create a realistic beach scene after a smack of inspiration from COGS ocean tutorials on his site (the man did good!)
I have not yet found any work in blender that accurately creates a beach scene with realistic water.
The effect I am trying to create is the transparent quality of the thin film of water and foam as it flows up and down the sand.
My model is using all UV MAPS for the contact point between the ocean and the beach.
I have tried using alpha channels in all the settings I can think of but I have had little success.
What I noticed was that when I use raytrace the alpha is always black.
When I use Z-transp instead of raytrace it will create the alpha as I intended.
Using Z-transp is no good as the water is not realistic.
I have been tearing my hair out over this for weeks, has any one got any useful advice, is it even possible currently.