Underwater Camera Angles

Hello iCloners out there not attending Siggraph 2008 this week, and yes, those of you who are too. Todays tip is new to iClone 3.0 and if you haven’t stumbled upon this yet it is awesome to behold. You can load the default Canyon scene with water or any project with water in it by default will do. Then with your preview camera or a custom camera move under the surface of the water. Notice that the elements above the waters surface will now appear distorted by the water. Underwater plants can also be found in the default Flex Props folder to populate the pools floor. When used with nice lighting and some select props and scenery, these underwater camera angles can make for a way cool effect in your next project. In the video below you can see an underwater angle I have set up, notice the viking ships bow and how it is effected by the water verses the hull of the boat below the surface.


2 Responses to “Underwater Camera Angles”

  1. August 14, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    What a nice touch this feature is! I’m loving these reveals, James, thanks for doing them!

  2. August 14, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Thanks Phil,
    A nice touch it sure is, I feel like little features like this are sometimes overlooked and the power they have is incredible. Especially for the Machinimators out there who can take great cinematic tools and develop awesome shots. I’ll keep’em coming and thanks for picking me up on Machinifeed!

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