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subabrain
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by subabrain » Mon May 22, 2017 2:29 pm
Hello there,

i have a question - like all time ... :P

i just want to know where i can find the waterfall feature in the river editor?

Thanks alot!

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Robert
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by Duion » Mon May 22, 2017 3:01 pm
What waterfall feature?
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by subabrain » Mon May 22, 2017 3:21 pm
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by JeffR » Mon May 22, 2017 3:54 pm
I don't believe (going off my memory because his posts were edited) he was doing anything with any special/unique feature, he was just using the river object in a clever way.

If you have the river's path follow the flow of the waterfall, and then add particle effects to the top, along the body(where the water stream diffuses somewhat) and at the swell at the bottom, it can provide a fairly convicing waterfall effect. That's for shorter waterfalls, though. The taller the waterfall, the more the water diffuses into a mist in the air(extremely tall waterfalls just turn into an actual mist before it really hits the bottom, for example) so part of it is just deciding the artistry/effect you're wanting to go for in your scene, but there's no special trick or voodoo with this.

Other ways to do waterfals are special meshes with animated textures that scroll across the water surface. You can see some examples of that in play if you grab the Pacific art pack: http://ghc-games.com/SC/Pacific_Package.rar and look at the waterfall meshes that are there. You can see it in action in the level(if you drop the pacific package's files on a Full template directory, you can then load up the pacific level and fly around it) as well, which also uses some rivers in conjunction to the waterfall meshes to create a fairly convincing look, so that's probably worth checking out as well.
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by subabrain » Tue May 23, 2017 8:00 pm
said - done ;)

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by Duion » Wed May 24, 2017 11:32 am
If its a thicker waterfall, you could also add a physical zone that applies push to the player and other objects to simulate the water flow.
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by JeffR » Wed May 24, 2017 5:08 pm
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Cool!

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river objects have a flow force as well, I believe, but yeah, couple ways to do the same thing.
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by subabrain » Wed May 24, 2017 5:13 pm
hello,

thx for your answers!

maybe u could explain whats exactly the physical zone?

thanks a lot!

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by Duion » Wed May 24, 2017 7:46 pm
In the editor Library/Level/Level/Phyiscal Zone.
When you place it you can set different parameters to what force you want to apply in that zone.
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Oh did not know that, will try it out, but the physical zone was more meant if you use animated meshes or particles with steep waterfalls.
PS: Tried it out and it does not seem to work at all. All I managed to do was make the ripple texture go in one direction so it looks like the river is flowing but no force is applied anywhere.
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by subabrain » Wed May 24, 2017 8:07 pm
hi,

ah ok i see - thanks a lot!

Greetz
Robert
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