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.
- 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 ...