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Underwater effect for maps

Discussion in 'General Mapping Tutorials' started by olofmoleman, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. olofmoleman

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    Tools Needed
    Warcraft3 World Editor

    Making the Effect
    MosasaurInSea.jpg
    it's actually quite simple
    you open the map you want to make the underwater landscape in
    no need to use any of the wc3 water to create this effect.
    firstly
    you have to add fog.
    go to: Scenario, Map options.
    then you'll get this window
    underwatertut01.jpg
    most of the options don't matter for this, but make sure you get the fog right, if it's not dense enough it wont look like real water, the color of the fog/water effect is also very important. You should experiment with the specs of the fog in order to get the right effect, because not all water looks the same. to complete the effect you add the weather effect "moon rays", wich then looks like light coming through the water.
    that's about it, but you can also add interesting terrain, fish and such to create an overall realistic underwater environment.
    if you want to add the fish doodads, but you want them to swim higher you select one of the fish doodads and press "CTRL" and "Page Up", this works on every doodad if you want to raise the height.

    Have fun terraining.

    here is another example of how it could look
    DevonianUnderwater.jpg
     
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  2. BETABABY

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    Great Tutorial.
     
  3. Dr Super Good

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    Too bad water does not look like that in real life. Then again this tutorial is over 9 years old so I guess it looks ok.
     
  4. LordDz

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    But in Starcraft 2 it looks realistic, right? right? ;)
     
  5. Dr Super Good

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    SC2 can make it feel more real by applying water physics. Eg stuff floating up.
     
  6. BETABABY

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    Now I just want to play SC2 cuz of you guys