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Question How should we create water and wave?

Discussion in 'Physics' started by Milky066, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. Milky066

    Milky066

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    I'm looking for ideas to generate a water plane with waves that allows objects to float and react to the waves. I had one in mind which is manipulating the mesh vertices using scripts but the CPU's not really effective when it needs to move a lot of vertices. I'm thinking about using Shader to manipulate the vertices, but dead-end here. Any advice?
     
  2. tjmaul

    tjmaul

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    Why is moving the vertices with a shader a dead end? That’s actually a perfect example for the application of vertex shaders.

    a tutorial to get you started was released by unity a month ago: https://youtu.be/gRq-IdShxpU

    F
    or buoyancy (also, lots of good tutorials), just use the same equations for the water displacement as you used in the shader and you have the same data in CPU-land.
     
  3. SparrowGS

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