Rotor DownWash

The Rotor DownWash plug-in can be used to simulate the propwash effect of a helicopter above a body of water. The plug-in imports an RGB image, composing the texture (i.e. color definition) of the overall image along with the corresponding alpha-channel bump map. The texture incorporates sea foam and white-capped water resulting from the swirl, as well as a water color that depends on the cloudiness of the sky. The bump map incorporates more pronounced swirl of the water. The plug-in creates sequential images that can be animated in a loop.

downwash.avi (2.34MB)
Animation sequence a helicopter (seen on the right) hovering over water. The propwash effect was created by the Rotor DownWash plug-in.




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