Chapter 7: Descent into the Maelstrom

In this chapter, you’ll take an in-depth look at a central effects shot from the Mercator project. In the shot, the Eleanor becomes trapped in a giant ocean whirlpool. In order to create the effect of the violent stormy seas tossing the ship, a variety of techniques are used in combination.

Chapter Contents

  • Setting the Scene
  • Using Textures, Modifiers, and Simulation
  • Creating Finishing Touches with Node-Based Compositing

Setting the Scene

In the maelstrom scene in Mercator, the ship Eleanor is overpowered by stormy seas and sucked into a gigantic ocean whirlpool. Such an effect requires a combination of ...

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