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3DRaddict Offline
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Post: #31
RE: Surfing Simulation Project
Quote:How did you do the terrain?
The terrain was derived from a heightmap obtained from satellite SRTM data of the area surrounding my hometown.You can read up my technique on my website page http://www.3draddict.com/my-hometown-walkthrough.html
I imported it into Esenthel and used Esenthel to paint the various textures.
I'll be concentrating on the detail ground, shrubs,bushes,trees etc at a later stage (once I get my waves sorted out)

Your questions regarding the waves are very relevent, and have been buzzing around in my head for years.
Refer to my website page http://www.3draddict.com/surfing-simulation.html for background on this obssesive project of mine.
I have folders and folders of articles and techniques on this subject (projected grid, radial grid, adaptive LOD, tessellation techniques). I can't count the number of iterations and failed attempts I've gone through over the years. This might prove to be another of those, although I am decidedly more hopeful.

The surfing action is only going to take place in one 1000mx1000m region so that is where my camera's main focus will be. Also, I am only concerned with the actual wave that the surfer will be catching and riding, so that I can restrict the high resolution stuff to the immediate vicinity of the surfer.

I'm afraid this is 'try as I go', but I'll only post up the more successful and promising attempts.
01-12-2015 07:31 AM
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Post: #32
RE: Surfing Simulation Project
Awesome blog 3DRaddict, will be interesting read for sure. I see you are going for a very detailed look of the waves indeed at least more detailed than what i thought and seen on other blogs until now so i doubt any of those methods could be of help to you, well again good luck with the project man.
(This post was last modified: 01-12-2015 12:54 PM by georgatos7.)
01-12-2015 11:04 AM
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3DRaddict Offline
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Post: #33
RE: Surfing Simulation Project
'Warrior' is enjoying his new environment, and is currently contemplating whether to grab his surfboard and take a paddle...





I do tend to jump around between my projects. If I don't do that and concentrate too long on one project then I forget all the stuff I was doing on the other projects! grin
02-17-2015 05:30 AM
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Pixel Perfect Offline
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Post: #34
RE: Surfing Simulation Project
Can't wait to see him actually ride the waves!

Nice looking beach too smile
02-17-2015 06:48 PM
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3DRaddict Offline
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Post: #35
RE: Surfing Simulation Project
Same here... but, unfortunately, at this time of the year the surf is just not up.
A decent rideable wave is still in the manufacturing process. wink
02-17-2015 08:48 PM
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3DRaddict Offline
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Post: #36
RE: Surfing Simulation Project
The winter swell has arrived, bringing with it the surfable waves.
The only problem is that there is nobody to ride them!
Now the real tricky work starts.... wave detail at close range, particles, surfboard mechanics, surfboard/wave interaction, surfer character building, surfer animations.

Ah well... a little at a time, I say smile



02-21-2015 02:58 PM
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Pixel Perfect Offline
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Post: #37
RE: Surfing Simulation Project
(02-21-2015 02:58 PM)3DRaddict Wrote:  ...
Now the real tricky work starts.... wave detail at close range, particles, surfboard mechanics, surfboard/wave interaction, surfer character building, surfer animations.
...

Sounds tricky, but if anyone's going to crack it ... you're the man!
Keep these teasers coming smile
02-21-2015 04:07 PM
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3DRaddict Offline
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Post: #38
RE: Surfing Simulation Project
Thanks, Pixel
A little encouragement always helps one's motivation.
02-21-2015 05:30 PM
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Jben Offline
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Post: #39
RE: Surfing Simulation Project
Nice! you are very talented
02-22-2015 09:53 AM
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3DRaddict Offline
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Post: #40
RE: Surfing Simulation Project
Thank you, lindsay.
But I'm honestly no different from all of you...I've seen some amazing stuff on this forum. We all have our own little individual specialities.
02-22-2015 12:28 PM
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3DRaddict Offline
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Post: #41
RE: Surfing Simulation Project
Been experimenting with improving the visual quality of the surfing wave.
Playing around with coloring, scrolling texture and foam particles.
All suggestions are welcome, as I'm pretty new to all this artistic stuff wink



02-26-2015 05:14 PM
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para Offline
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Post: #42
RE: Surfing Simulation Project
(02-26-2015 05:14 PM)3DRaddict Wrote:  Been experimenting with improving the visual quality of the surfing wave.
Playing around with coloring, scrolling texture and foam particles.
All suggestions are welcome, as I'm pretty new to all this artistic stuff wink

Good progress so far! Try using something more noisy and less soft for foam and splash particles..

for eg. I just grabbed the default clouds texture for blood in water particles as I was making the video below (was in a hurry) ... which I made partly to try and 'poke fun' at the little story you created with the warrior guy. smile (please don't be offended)



^- DISCLAIMER !!! ( please don't confuse this video for OP's project, it's just as a gag, and maybe to throw a bone wink
03-05-2015 04:52 AM
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3DRaddict Offline
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Post: #43
RE: Surfing Simulation Project
Hi para

That was really great ... you nearly had me falling off my chair with laughter , especially the water pollution part!! lol

Those underwater scenes have given me further inspiration for this project.
An onlooker is only aware of what happens on the surface and not what goes on underneath when a surfer gets "wiped out"

Yes, I've still got quite a bit of work to do with foam creation, as that plays a major part in breaking waves. Thanks for that hint.

Quote:(please don't be offended)

Not at all... just the opposite!
03-05-2015 05:39 AM
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Esenthel Offline
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Post: #44
RE: Surfing Simulation Project
Haha the video is so funny smile I guess it took much effort to do. Congrats, both 3DRaddict on your project, and para on the funny video smile
03-05-2015 07:51 AM
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Pixel Perfect Offline
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Post: #45
RE: Surfing Simulation Project
What can I say ... absolutely brilliant!!! grin Great to see someone's work inspire someone else's in this way.
03-05-2015 09:05 AM
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