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#1 bortimus

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Posted 07 May 2020 - 04:40 PM

Here's a simple way to get a different appearance from the stock PP water shader. 

 

Note:  Birdie has posted his water settings in the Manilla Southwoods thread. I believe he is using AQUAS.  That is a much more robust asset with way more potential than this. 

This is simply an alternative using what is already included in CourseForge. 

 

Here is one of the default water materials 

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A few simple changes: 

 

The "Base" texture will be what looks like the bottom of the pond/river

 

For the "Normal Map" use a regular texture and simply ignore the fix now prompt.  This texture will be the form of your water ripples.  

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The water should look more like this

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Tick "Animated Materials" and tweak your settings and the tiling to get the desired effect. 

 

Continually Ignore these warnings when they appear

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Maybe someone has done this before but I just starting using it recently.  I accidentally dragged a regular texture into the normal texture slot. 

I quite like the effect.  


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Posted 07 May 2020 - 04:46 PM

That looks a LOT better Bortimus

 

I also - still - really love whatever Kablammo did on Willow Heath to make the water look like there is algae or lily pads or something out there.

 

Gives it a really unique and cool look.

Water is too often overlooked in the game as a way to make a course stand out from others.


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Posted 07 May 2020 - 05:54 PM

Holy cats, that looks great.

 

I've been able to get some slightly different looks by messing around with the speed and direction, but I didn't realize the ground texture actually mattered.

 

I always like to go for a little browner/dirtier aesthetic myself so I look forward to messing around with this.


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#4 Birdie

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Posted 07 May 2020 - 08:44 PM

Looks much better than default!

I'm using AQUAS but only in some areas. Its reflection simply doesn't work.

For reflective water i use the MJocean/water4advanced thing.

I second what Buck said, nice water really can make a difference and everybody can still make his water reflective with the onboard stuff named above. 



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Posted 10 May 2020 - 02:47 AM

I've been experimenting with this over the last day and am pleased with the results. I think it looks especially good with streams and creeks.

 

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