How can I turn pond ripples into waves?
I have been experimenting with the pond ripple effect which is pretty slick to be sure. I understand how it is supposed to be used but not sure if it is possible to turn ripples into waves. I assume not. I did find this thread concerning the techniques on how to make water: https://hitfilm.com/forum/discussion/comment/56081/#Comment_56081
From the conversation I'm lead to believe it is possible to make procedural water from Caustics. Early on in the conversation there where a couple of files available for dissection but they are no longer accessible. If I followed the general instructions laid out by Patrick would I be able to create a wave effect of sorts?
Ripples are cool if you want bubbles, so to speak, as I tried to do here with my liquid methane lake.
I follow part 2 of Hitfilm's tutorial using the projector to apply apply 2D effects to a 3D surface but I'd like to add a more wave effect. If I'm on the right track with the "how to make water" thread I'd like to give it a whack but don't want to burn time on a process that won't work. (Although trail and error is the only way to learn)
Any advice would be appreciated.