In this class, we’ll take a close look at water out in the real world, to see what it actually looks like – so we can bring it back into our modeling environment.
We’ll identify a few key characteristics in each water scene, which we’ll then use to create realistic water effects on our model railroad.
The following type of waters will be covered by your class instructor, Martin Tarnrot:
- Tropical ocean water
- Dark water ocean
- Lake water
- Small water streams
- Water jets and waterfalls
You’ll also be introduced to the range of methods and materials currently available to create water effects. We will look at the pros and cons of each, and ultimately model two water scenes using those methods and materials.
In the first modeling scene, you’ll see how to create a realistic water scene with a canal boat thrusting forward in the water. We’ll create swell, foam, breaking waves, and the back wash as well.
In the second modeling scene, we’ll create a small water stream with waste water running from two rusty drain pipes. This includes water jets, water ripple, dirty water stream in the clean water, and visible objects under the water.
The goal with this class is to give you the knowledge to freely create any type of water effect you desire on your model railroad. The class should give you the shortcut to a state-of-the-art realistic result.
In addition to your video instruction, you’ll get a helpful Class Guide PDF that you can print out and use as a reference as you use the techniques in class to create great water effects on your layout.
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