Cinema 4D – Bow Wave Tutorial

[Instructor] Marijn Raeven
[Level] Intermediate

In this tutorial, Marijn Raeven shows us how to create a bow wave by mixing a displacement map with animated noise in Cinema 4D. The advantage of this approach is that you have all the control you want concerning the look of the bow wave – the downside is that it only works when the boat is moving in a straight line. Please note that this approach does not use any form of simulation (Cloth, Dynamics, Fluids, …), so it’s very fast and reliable.

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