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    Flash 8: Dynamic Water Ripple Effect

    Hey,

    I saw this awesome flash example of a dynamic water ripple (there was a sunset and kind of like a lake beneath it with waves)

    I want to try and find the source code for it, searched everywhere.

    Does anyone have any idea where one is, where i can find it, or can you help me with some scripting

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    The thread I link to below may not quite have the effect you are after but there are a few source files on there so you may be able to modify it to the effect you want. It shows how to get the watery effect with the displacement map and blur filters.

    I'm in the process of writing a tutorial of the things posted in the thread but I have a stupid amount of work on at the moment so you will have to make do with the thread for now. (I think I'll add the effect you are after to the tutorial too as they are very closely related and shouldn't take too much modification to create the effect). I think the files towards the end of the thread will be more useful to you.

    http://www.flashkit.com/board/showth...6&page=2&pp=20
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    I'm very interested in the flash 8 ripple subject as well...
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    You can download several water examples by Andre Michelle:
    http://blog.andre-michelle.com/2005/flash8-sourcecodes/

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    here is your link, so everyone knows what you are talking about
    http://www.flashguru.co.uk/maelstrom...=lake%20effect
    sorry I can't be of more help right now.

    look for a link with the code in the lower right. Haven't tried it but if it doesn't work I have something else that will. enjoy
    Last edited by emolen; 11-16-2005 at 05:03 PM.

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    you need to pay for that source code

    quite upsetting really
    you mentioned something else?
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    yup, try to adapt this. I haven't looked at it much, but just apply the effect to a fliped image that acts as your water reflection and maybe alter the blue and white water image to give you different results. Change the aquarium image to whatever you like, mess with some of the numbers, don't forget the help files, and away you go. The code calls for "tropfen" to be attached, this is what is displacing the aquarium image. tropfen is german for water drops, however there are no water drops?? but the symbol 3 has the identifier of tropfen, right click on the lirbary instance and open the linkage property, you will find it's name here.
    Good luck, I know I could use some.
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    I tried to reproduce the effect and this is what I came up with. If anybody can further improve let me know.

    http://flash8.flashscript.biz/watere...tereffect.html

    probably to get the effect one could add the displacebitmap filter effect from the aquarium.
    Last edited by cancerinform; 11-19-2005 at 02:52 PM.
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    that's pretty nice, no displacebitmap filter? I like it cause you could probaly do it in flash 5. Just alpha transparencies applied to moving mc's huh?

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    I have to admit the displacement filters are not that easy to create to give natural effects. The aquarium effect is pretty nice and although the script is short it's not that simple, nice job.
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    I did this a while back, is this the kind of thing you mean?

    http://shauncampbell.co.uk/2007/11/24/ripples/

    It uses the DisplacementMapFilter and the ConvolutionFilter. The problem with this approach, though, is that I'm having to use the DisplacementMapFilter to give an offset in a particular direction - 40,40 for the X,Y arguments, or -40,40, or whatever - which isn't really a ripple - but it still looks okay. I do need to tweak settings to make the effect look less like jelly (or jello), though.

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