Joren Kandel from the PixelLab demonstrates a comparative look at couple of methods for creating ocean like simulations in Cinema 4D and briefly shows creating waves using deformations versus the Houdini Ocean Toolkit for Cinema 4D.

In this tutorial I’ll show you a couple ways to make ocean, water or waves in Cinema 4D including the free HOT4D plugin which is absolutely incredible!

Cinema 4D developer Valkaari has been working on bringing the Houdini Ocean Toolkit to Cinema. 4D.

Originally taking the codebase developed by Drew Whitehouse, the Ocean Toolkit will allow you to render ocean waves using the algorithms of Jerry Tessendorf described in SIGGRAPH 2004’s course notes with the latest source and binary distrubitons available in the Downloads section. Check out the HOT4D Houdini Ocean ToolKit here for some version to test out.

Check out the tutorial for Creating Ocean Waves or Water using the Houdini Ocean Toolkit for Cinema 4D here.